Originally Posted by Kram Sacul
VC-1 has more placebos than AVC.
IMO they're both great at high bitrates with any deblocking/filtering left off.
Well I dont think either AVC or VC1 should leave deblocking etc off. Because the worst thing on HDM is image breakup (if you discount stuff like bad story etc)
It also creates artifacts on its own.
Also I would like to add, as long as the studios uses BD25 they will have bitrate considerations of their own.
If we take as an example a BD25 that have 2 hour movie. That leaves 27,7 mbs as ABR.
Lets say you want a 24bit PCM track and a DD640.
Then we have just slight over 20mbs left for video as an ABR. Not counting if they want to include extras. Of course they can use TrueHD or DTS HD, but not all studios does that. So all in all you will have some great need of the best encoding tools in the market.