I’m using Photodex ProShow to make mpeg-2 videos of photo slideshows. The photos are pretty high res btw, something like 3264x2448.
ProShow allows me to manually set the video bitrate for encoding. How do i tell what’s the correct bitrate to set? It shouldn’t be too small of course so that the high-res pictures remain high-res, but i’m guessing it also shouldn’t be too big because there’s a limit to how good the photo quality can possibly be, so bitrates that are higher than necessary would just be wasting space.
Is there a way to calculate this? I want to encode with the best necessary bitrate for quality, space not being an issue as long as it’s not wasted space.