Encoding means compressing video to be viewed on a delivery format, such as DVD.
At Pink Pigeon you get:

  • Outstanding Picture Quality
  • Powerful Image Pre-processing to Improve Quality
  • Pre-encoding Image Assessment & Advice from Experienced Technicians

We use the world’s best video encoder for DVD, with powerful features to deliver immaculate results:

• Multi-pass Encoding (up to 9 passes)
• Virtual Multi-Pass Encoding (2 to 8 quantization passes during each encoding pass)
• Automatic I-frame Insertion
• Segment Re-Encoding
• Advanced Adaptive Quantize Matrix (Automatically optimizes the best quantize matrix)
• Advanced Adaptive GOP Structure (Automatically optimizes the best GOP structure for each GOP)

We use our experience to assess your source video, applying filters to improve where necessary. Understanding what settings are best for different video sources, and knowing how to adjust them precisely is often described as an art by those in the know. The difference will be clear once you see the final product. Why would you want anything less than art for your art?

To help you understand how compression works, we’ve written a guide to DVD Encoding. It explains the fundamentals of compression and hopefully answers some of the questions you may have about the process. All in two pages.

For HD, web, broadcast and bespoke video encoding, please see our Multi-Media Encoding services.

17 December 2010 by Will

We provided Colour Grading, DVD Encoding, Authoring and Pre-Mastering services to Martin Creed for the 'Thinking / Not Thinking' music video DVD, starring Orson and Sparky. - read more

10 December 2010 by Will

We provided DVD authoring, encoding and menu design services for the release of Motörhead's new album The World is Yours Bonus DVD, featuring the Get Back in Line music video. - read more

26 March 2010 by Will

Starring a German Shepherd called London. For the first series released by Mediumrare Entertainment, we created a sing-a-long, designed menus, encoded the video, and authored the DVD. - read more

24 March 2010 by Will

Starring Telly Savalas the eponymous hero. For Kojak Seasons 2 and 3 released by Mediumrare Entertainment, we completed DVD Authoring, Motion Menu Design and Video Encoding. - read more

23 March 2010 by Will

We digitized the films, adjusted the audio levels, edited the six screening reels and trailer for the 8th Wood Green International Short Film Festival. - read more

15 March 2010 by Will

For seasons 2-9 released by Mediumrare Entertainment, we provided DVD Authoring, Menu Design and Video Encoding services. We also QC'd every episode and in total watched just under 165 hours of The Flying Doctors - we are now certified RFDS nuts! - read more

1 February 2010 by Will

Never Trust a Man in a Wig includes six short films written and performed by performance artist Scottee. DVD Authoring and Duplication by Pink Pigeon. - read more

1 February 2010 by Will

We jumped at the chance of working on this quirky pilot. Handling post production, completing the final on-line edit and graphics in our new HD suite. - read more

26 November 2009 by Will

Released by Mediumrare Entertainment, starring Lee Majors as Colonel Steve Austin. DVD Authoring, Menu Design and Video Encoding by Pink Pigeon. - read more

23 November 2009 by Will

We created interactive DVDs for TOTO's futuristic bathroom tradeshows, including editing and encoding their HD content to be played on exhibition display screens. - read more