I cut clips from high-quality variable bitrate videos. What I'm wondering is if aiming for the same bitrate as the source video would result in a transparent-quality video. For example:
Source video: kmaccaroni.mp4
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 26.0 Mb/s
Maximum bit rate : 37.0 Mb/s
I understand that data-loss is inevitable when transcoding. I simply want to minimize it in a reasonable manner.
•In this case, would it be enough to set my encoder settings to the same bitrate values?
•Would there be any benefit to using the same target rate but 50.0 MB/s for the Maximum rate?
•If not, should I increase the bitrate by a certain amount?
•What do you think of Premiere's "Adaptive High Bitrate" option?
•Is there any meaningful gains if I set the bitrate to 50.0 Mb/s CBR?
Thanks for reading.