Based on the forum wisdom, here is where I have believe is the best practice with final encoded video files a from 8mm/VHS source:
For YouTube distribution
Upload at 1440p (2560x1440 or 1920x1440) or greater in order for Youtube to encode the video with the better VP9 video codec.
For Blu-ray distribution
Output to BD specs (15mbps MPEG-2), which is better than DVD-spec max 9.8mbps (which is realistically ever only 6mbps at most). A higher bitrate doesn’t make VHS sourced video look worse, according to Lord Smurf.
I think I will output my files in two formats, for YouTube and Blu-ray. I will then send the Blu-ray specced video files to TMPGEnc Authoring Works.
Here are my questions:
- In Selur Hybrid, the only way I’ve found to select a Blu-ray spec video file is when choosing the x264 option. Is that correct? Or am I not following the best practice?
- In Selur Hybrid (x264–Base–General Settings), should I set Encoding Mode to average bit rate 1 pass, and bitrate to 15,000 kbps? Is there any reason to go higher?