When choosing the MPEG-2 DVD format (MMC 8.5) and checking "Record Cropped Video", do you know what the actual size of the video is. I know the frame is still 720x480 (for full D1, anyway), but how much is being cropped? I didn't see this anywhere in the manual or over at videohelp.com.
And as a follow up, would you say that this is a substantial benefit in regard to saving bitrate? In my head it seems that way because there is no change in pixel information from one frame to the next, therefore more bits can be allocated to the actual picture rather than overscan. Am I reasoning this correctly?