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VCD - SVCD - DVD comparison

I made screenshots of VCD, SVCD and DVD to compare picture quality. I've used JPEG format for the web but I've checked that it doesn't biased comparison. I shot with SthSDVD software.

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DVD sample from Dogma:

Dogma DVD

German SVCD sample (got off the web, svcdgs.zip (12.5MB)), near DVD quality:

SVCD German sample

Home-made SVCD sample done from Dogma DVD rip (dogma.zip (16.4MB)):
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quality is DVD-like
- MPEG-2 clip is downloadable from dogma_mpg.zip (15.1MB) to burn the SVCD by yourself

SVCD Home-made Dogma

Home-made SVCD done from standalone DVD player and PCTV capture:
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motion is much better than VCD
- I've improved capture process, now 480x576 with PICVideo Q=18 which I deinterlace
(VirtualDUB Telecine filter) and TMPG encode mode is interlaced
- download MPEG-2 clip and TMPG template from dvdcap.zip (8.9MB)

My very first SVCD

Home-made SVCD sample done from Hi8 camcorder and PCTV capture:
- capture is very good quality with 480x576 and PICVideo Q=18
- it seems that we can't get better quality with TMPG settings unless with set over the
standard with higher resolution or bit rate
- download MPEG-2 clip and TMPG template from hi8cap.zip (9.2MB)

Home-made VCD (my perfect VCD, monvoisin.zip (3.8MB)) from standalone DVD
player and PCTV, shot 1:

My perfect VCD

Home-made VCD (my perfect VCD) from standalone DVD player and PCTV, shot 2:
- motion MPEG-1 artefacts are nearly invisible even on the shot

My perfect VCD

Home-made VCD sample done from Hi8 camcorder and PCTV capture, shot 1:
- low-motion scene (good quality but SVCD would bring more details)

One of my VCD

Home-made VCD sample done from Hi8 camcorder and PCTV capture, shot 2:
- motion and detail scene, MPEG-1 artefacts visible on the shot but nearly invisible
during movie playback

 

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Version of the document: 1.1EN
Created: March 10 - 2001
Updated: March 17 - 2001
Author: Leon