Hello again dear forum.
So I finally aquired D-VHS deck (PAL) and I'm figuring out how to encode a compliant output file.
My struggles are documented here
The only problem that remains is the video bitrate. It exceeds the maximum bitrate of 14,1Mbps.
I have also tried ffmpeg and Avidemux
(this one cannot set 19,1Mbps muxing bitrate, only has natural numbers), but the same problem remains.
The command code looks now as follows:
ffmpeg -i INPUT -f mpegts -dn -sn -c:v mpeg2video -profile:v 4 -level:v 8 -qmin 2 -b:v 14100000 -minrate 14100000 -maxrate 14100000 -bufsize 1835008 -bf 2 -g 15 -dc 10 -me_range 127 -vf scale=720:576:sws_flags=spline+accurate_rnd+full_chroma_int+full_chroma_inp:out_color_matrix=bt601,format=pix_fmts=yuv420p -aspect 16:9 -color_primaries bt470bg -color_trc gamma28 -colorspace bt470bg -r 25 -acodec mp2 -ac 2 -ar 48000 -b:a 384k -muxrate 19140000 OUTPUT.TS
I guess meddling with video bitrate settings is the key, but I lowered the max bitrate to 11400000 ad removed min and average value and it still resulted in ~18Mbps video.
By the way, does SD D-VHS support progressive scan?