I have an old VHS homevideo that has been converted to DVD (PAL-576i) in a photo-shop. I have decided to add some menus and edit some things in Premiere Pro CC/Encore and maybe convert the aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:9 (by adding black bars in the sides) since it probably will be shown on widescreen hdtv's before burning copies to the rest of the family.
Since I will be working on it, I thought i might as well try to remove scan-lines by de-interlacing it in the process, to improve viewing on non-CRT displays. I know some DVD-players have progressive scan capabilities, but some doesn't and I don't know which type of player will be playing the dvd.
So... I guess my question is:
"Will it make any sense to de-interlace/re-encode the video to 576p, or will the dvd-players not care at all?"
Here is a file analysis output of one of the .vob files
***** Analyzed File Results ***** *** General Parameters *** - Name: VTS_01_1.VOB - Container: Mpeg Program Stream - Creation Date: 2006-01-01 01.00.00 - Size: 1 - Duration: 10s 753ms - Bitrate: 798 Mbps - Fast start: Not available - Encoding Library: Undefined - Encoding Application: Undefined *** Video Track Parameters *** - Format: MPEG-2 Video - Size: 1 - FourCC: 0x10000002 - Track number(s): 0 - Bitrate: Max.: 9 282 Kbps Average: 782 Mbps Min.: --- - Frame rate (fps): Max.: Undefined Average: 25.000 Min.: Undefined - Bitrate mode: Variable - Encoding profile: Main@Main - Resolution: Undefined - Width (Pixel number): 720 - Height (Pixel number): 576 - Pixel Aspect Ratio: Undefined - Display Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - Chroma subsampling format: YUV 4:2:0 - Standard: PAL - Interlacing: Interlaced - Top Field First - Encoding library: Undefined - Additional Parameters: BVOP: Yes Matrix: Custom GOP: M=3 Bits/(Pixel*Frame) ratio: 75.438 *** Audio Track(s) Parameters *** *** Audio Track #1 - Format: AC3-A52 - Size: 499,7 KB (0%) - FourCC: 0x2000 - Number(s) and language(s): 189 (0xBD)-128 (0x80): Undefined - Details: Undefined - Profile: Undefined - Bitrate: 384 Kbps - Bitrate mode: Constant - Resolution: 16 bits - Rate: 48.0 KHz - Channel(s): 2 (stereo) - Position: Front: L R - Encoding Library: Undefined - Additional Parameters: Not available