So I need my formatted final edit to be MPEG 2 in order for it to be put onto a DVD. Jools and Deborah talked about it but it was a completely foreign subject so I though I would do some research on it.

I know that I will be sending both my whole show edit and 10 minute edit over to the Duplication Centre for them to author it and then duplicate it. They will format it and make copies.

MPEG compresses data into small bits so that it can be easily transmitted and decompressed.

MPEG1 is a standard for lossy compression of video and audio. It is designed to compress VHS-quality raw digital video and CD audio down to 1.5 Mbit/s (26:1 and 6:1 compression ratios respectively) without excessive quality loss, making video CDs, digital cable/satellite TV and digital audio broadcasting (DAB) possible.

MPEG2 is widely used as the format of digital television signals that are broadcast by terrestrial, cable, and direct broadcast satellite TV systems. It also specifies the format of movies and other programs that are distributed on DVD and similar discs. As such, TV stations, TV receivers, DVD players, and other equipment are often designed to this standard.

So MPEG 2 is the best for what I need to do, which is get my edit onto a DVD. It is playable on the majority of DVD players which is what the parents buying the DVD will need.

Digiarty Software, Inc., 2017. What is MPEG Format(online).China:Digiarty Software, Inc. Available at: [Accesses 22/04/2017].


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