Compressing and encoding an analog source to digital inevitably degrades the original quality. What are your tricks for retaining as much of the original as possible??? Let's assume that the source is VHS and already captured to hard drive as .AVI, and the goal is to burn a DVD. What programs, filters, and settings do you use to get your AVIs to full resolution DVDs with as high quality as possible??? Is it better to pre-filter or post-filter? Which filters? What techniques save time as well as quality? If you deinterlace, do you blend or interpolate? Field Order? Motion Blur? Do you use a frameserver? CBR vs VBR? Does it require a dozen differnent programs or can you do it with just 2 or 3? And can you do it all without it costing an arm and a leg and all the rest of your five limbs? Let's have it folks, what works...what doesn't.