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While there are video encoders that do this kind of thing, most commonly this is the work of a video switcher or mixer. A video switcher is a device used for mixing live video from multiple sources. The bad news is they generally aren't cheap. An HD capable switcher is typically in the $6000+ range with the absolute cheapest one I know of being the Black ...


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Depending how the content was made, the banding might be introduced when you're converting your content from RGB colorspace to YUV. You can try to make an h264 while keeping RGB colorspace, although I've read it's not easy. Are you able to use another codec?


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The bands you're referring to could well just be a limitation of the 8-bit colour space. In theory the way to solve this is to use 10- or 12-bit colour space through every stage from rendering, to editing and mastering, through to output and even in the screen or projector. However your final output is probably going to be displayed in an 8 bits per ...


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The output is an .MTS file, which is ~450 MB. What is the reason for that? It is desirable to record and master in the highest quality possible, and only convert to lower bitrates for delivery (if necessary) at the final stage. 450MB for two minutes is 30mbps. That's not particularly high for a capture bitrate; it's a typical capture bitrate for ...


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HD video is very, very large at high quality. 450MB for two minutes isn't actually that bad. To put it in perspective, assuming you were shooting 1080P and 24fps, if there was no compression applied, that same 2 minutes of video would be 6 gigabytes of information. The reason that videos you download or watch on bluray disks are so much smaller is that ...


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The best bet is either a slide show player or a variable frame rate video format. Since your image doesn't actually change for large periods of time, formats that normally use a fixed frame rate are not going to produce nearly the quality of results of a VFR format. Handbrake is one option which appears to support using a VFR format.


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I would recommend the h264 codec as it produces reasonable quality at small size and it provides broad compatibility. The open source encoder x264 is considered as the best one out there. I can't recommend any command line parameters but there are several good programs that make use of the x264 encoder. I like Vidcoder which is a fork of the popular ...



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