So I've been doing a little bit of fooling around this summer and am looking for ways to improve the video releases on mgovideo.com; some input from you guys who use mgovideo would be appreciated.
I have a desire to release everything in 720p .mkv (Leaders and Best, Yo), but there a couple of obstacles -
1) Release size would increase, and would be above 5GB per game. Picture quality would be outstanding; I'd be able to give it about 5000Kbit bitrate per half.
2) Releases above 5GB would require two DVD's. Blank DVD's are pretty cheap these days, ($0.10?), so this wouldn't be a huge input cost.
3) Dual-core computer required for playback (computer purchased within the last two or three years, typically)
Howeva, there are some nice advantages as well -
1) Awesome picture quality. About 90% there based on what you would have seen watching the original ABC/ESPN/BTN HD stream.
2) The ability to burn this HD material to two seperate DVD's (per half) and play it on a BluRay player (I believe they're entering the sub-$200 range. This is very easily done (2 mouse clicks with free software). No extra BluRay hardware is needed other than having a player connected to a DVD. The technical term for putting HD content on a standard 4.7GB and playing back this material, in HD, is called an AVCHD disk.
Sample from 2007 Rose Bowl -http://dump.ninjapirat.org/files/song%20girl.png
Or I can just stick to what I did last year, 1024x560 .mp4's.