I have 60Gb of DV footage that I need to store, but 60Gb is WAY too big. I need to transcode it to a lossy format, but I need the resulting video to be robust such that it can be easily edited with a NLV editor later on.
By robust I mean: able to chop it up easily without losing sync. I suppose this has something to do with the regularity of keyframes.
I've read that HuffYUV doesn't work well in Linux (don't know why) and anyway, I think that this won't compress it nearly enough - I need to reduce it to a few Gigs.
I am on Ubuntu, so tools at my disposal are ffmpeg/avconv, Handbrake, etc.
EDIT: here's info about the input:
Input #0, dv, from 'capture001.dv': Metadata: timecode : 00:00:00:21 Duration: 00:13:46.44, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 28800 kb/s Stream #0:0: Video: dvvideo, yuv420p, 720x576 [SAR 16:15 DAR 4:3], 28800 kb/s, 25 tbr, 25 tbn, 25 tbc Stream #0:1: Audio: pcm_s16le, 32000 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 1024 kb/s Stream #0:2: Audio: pcm_s16le, 32000 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 1024 kb/s