For DVD to look its best, attention must be paid to all aspects of the DVD authoring process, from sourcing the best possible elements to make a transfer to optimising the compression of the image to the increased precision required at the replication plant.
An understanding of the artefacts that can mar a DVD presentation is extremely helpful in allowing you to more fully understand and exploit the potential of this medium.
I have attempted to make this guide both Internet-friendly and appropriately detailed by placing each individual artefact on a separate web page. This should minimize page load times, and also allow relatively easy maintenance of this guide, which is intended to evolve as time passes. Use this page as the "home page" for this article, and use your browser "back" button to return to it after reading about each specific artefact.
Aliasing | Analogue Tape Tracking Errors | Chroma Noise | Colour Bleeding | Comet Trails | Cross Colouration | Digital Tape Dropouts | Dot Crawl | Edge Enhancement | Film Artefacts | Gibb Effect | Interlacing | Low Level Noise | Macro-Blocking | Microphony | Moire Effects | Noise Reduction | Overmodulation | Posterization | Reel Change Markings | Splice Marks | Telecine Wobble