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I recently purchased a Hauppauge HD PVR to record my sports games in HD quality. I've been playing around with the thing and it seems to work pretty nice. I have a couple of questions if some of you guru's don't mind answering.
Let me remind you, I'm not good at this stuff nor have I ever played around with it. I adapt pretty darn quick.

Connection: YPrPB

Audio input: RCA Back

Device Settings: How do I see a preview when I adjust the brightness, contrast and so on? In the preview screen on the ArcSoft Capture Module; nothing is changing so I leave it at default.

Format Settings:

Bitrate: 13.5Mbps

Constant Bitrate

Boost Analog Audio Input Level

Low Pass Filters

Luma 3

Chroma 3

For 2 Channel Audio sources I use AC3 Audio Encoder over AAC.

Input resolution is 1920 x 1080

Current Encoding bitrate: 13.5MB

What is a really good bitrate to use without losing a bit of quality? I've tried 8.5 and it looked pretty good. Am I going to high and need to drop to 6 or should I go higher to 13.5? The 13.5 bitrate gives me a 1gb 10 min file. That's a bit insane. I've seen movies at 1080p with sizes of 8-12gb's.

What should I be using Constant Bitrate or Variable Bitrate?

What exactly is Low Pass Filsters Luma and Chroma and how high should they be set too?

The movie format is M2TS, TS, MP4. Which format is best used for high quality movies? They are all done in h264.

Is there a program that can cut files in h264 format? I wanted to remove the commercials and also to make the file smaller.

Thank you so much for reading and I thank you for helping me out if wish to choose so.


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Thank you I figured it out. I use Vegas Pro 9.0 to scale down from 13.5Mbps to 10Mbps after I crop and cut stuff out. The quality is identical so it works great. Vegas Pro has the ability to render your movie without touching the original quality.
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