I am revisiting this topic (https://bbs.pegasys-inc.com/bbs/list/lang/en/board/TVMW5/keyword/sharpness/topic/70095#topic70095) because I am still confronted to the problem.
The issue is that I found out that rescaling to a lower raster size (downsampling) a somewhat soft 1080 video results in a too soft SD video; one might think (hope) that downscaling would recover some of the sharpness -- NOT ! it is propagating it...(there are good explanations about the reasons on the Internet).
I assume Lanczos yields the best sharpness in downsampling, correct ?
So I wonder what would be the best filter order:
First add some sharpening (e.g. contour) then scale down
First scale down then add some sharpening.
Of course this is assuming that the downscaling is happening at the "Picture Resize" filter stage, so the Contour filter can be placed before or after it; but is this a correct assumption ? When does rescaling exactly happening with TVMW6 ? At the "Picture resize" filter stage, or later on (i.e. ALWAYS after the Filter stage) ?
Any other suggestion to enhance the apparent sharpness of the SD video when scaling down a somewhat soft HD clip ?
Have a TAW 5 project in progress-- I saved it and came back later to find that the program doesn't recognize this file as its own. Tried to import the subtitles (which I had also saved separately) in my usb drive backup version or the project and they show up blank when imported there. Question: is there any program or technique to salvage this non-openable .taw file or the subtitle backup file?
when loading h264 video only, video mastering works 5 and 6 both report the frame rate as 47.952 fps when it is actually 23.976, other programs correctly report the correct frame rate ie. EyeFrame converter, I am just trying to mux with audio.
is it possible to encode a multiple soundtracks video file?
i got a multiple soundtracks movie file and tried to encode it with both audio files but i couldn't fine away to do it.. can you help me with that please?
In Version 4 and earlier, when creating the DVD menu you could add a photo to the background of each page of the Menu when you created the DVD. I do not see that option in Ver 6. Is it there and I'm just not seeing it?
Currently have the trial version of Authoring Works 6. Would like to create a BD. This should contain two movies with individual chapters. Film 1 = 3 chapters, movie 2 = 5 chapters. The menu should now look like that: when inserting the disc first a main menu is displayed where you select the desired title, then jump to the appropriate sub menu where the individual chapters or all chapters can be selected. After selecting a single and playing a chapter it should be jumped back to the corresponding chapter menu after its end to select a different chapter.
Having spent quite a few hours making such a menu, I am close to despair. Neither with one of the included, nor with a user menu it is possible.
Question, I'm just too stupid or really can not do that. With other authoring software that works, but they all have either bad encoders, are extremely slow to render, or very expensive.
I'm grateful for every tip.
You can export the chapter/keyframe positions as a .keyframe file and just open it in a text editor. It's just a list of the frame numbers where a chapter/keyframe exists. Just hit ctrl + s when you're in the clip editor.
Not through TAW6, I don't think. You can create a formula in excel to convert the framenumber into timecode, do a google search for "convert frame number to timecode" and you should be able to find some stuff.
Love the product. Thank you.
But I have a question: Is it possible to use a graphics file as a menu item highlight, instead of the frame, or underline, etc. it would be nice to use an animated gif as a highlight and select. anything from animated arrows to 2 underlines (if the selection is 2 lines of text on the background) or even an animated box, like a small theatre marquee.
After editing out the commercials and the beginning to a show or movie it will no longer show up in the DVR interface because the metadata was not transferred over to the new file. They use a transport stream with .mpg extension and the metadata is in the first 12032 bytes of information on the file. Is there a way to get this information transfered to the new file?