Okay, I think Mike has finally swayed me to try Handbrake and encode my M2TS files. It’s amazing how fast a 1TB drive fills up!
I’ve got the latest build of Handbrake installed and ready to go. My ultimate goal is to make the encodes indistinguishable from the source M2TS file. While fiddling with Handbrake options in the High Profile setting, a few questions occurred to me:
What’s the incremental difference in encoding at a video quality less than 20? For example, does an encode at 16 look visually better than one at 18? Or 19?
There are quite a few advanced options. Are any adjustments needed on these options to increase the output quality?
The decomb/detelecine options are set to Default. For blu-rays, shouldn’t they be set to Off?
Are there any other setting modifications recommended?
Again, my goal is the best visual quality. The time to encode is a mote point for me.
Thanks for the help.