Hi and Thanx in advance for your help.
I have 6 hours of talking heads at a conference shot at 1920x1080P. As I make DVDs of the video I am finding a great deal of the image is "cut off" or outside the frame when played on a TV. I play it back on a 65 inch wide screen DLP that is "upscaled" to 1080P, a 32 inch wide screen LCD that is not "upscaled" and a portable DVD player and all show the same effect.
Each speaker is on a separate timeline. I alter the timeline for output at 90% of the height and 80% of the width to retain most of the frame (and thin them up a bit) when the DVD is played. I pre-render the timelimes to 720 x 480 .MP4 files and import those into Encore to make the DVD.
If I don't reduce the timeline image percent I get a fat looking speaker with a lot of the frame outside the viewable area. Am I compensating for something I am doing wrong or is this typical? I understand outputting for TV has "safe" viewable areas but I thought that did not apply to the new TV technology when viewing DVDs.
I appreciate any help or feedback you can offer.
>pre-render the timelimes to 720 x 480 .MP4 files and import those into Encore to make the DVD
As far as I know, that means that Encore must re-render the files
You should export to MPEG-DVD so Encore has DVD legal files to go "direct" to the DVD
CS5 Encore Files & Formats http://forums.adobe.com/message/1901666
The MPEG-DVD solves the image fitting problem but I get no audio. The original audio was a seperate WAV file recordered froma sound board on a ZOOM H2N and synched in. I did tests in PCN, Dolby and MPEG audio output and all I het is a silemnt movie. The specs say a WAV file will work.
Thanx for your help, it moves me closer but how can I fix that??
Outputting for the Internet just doesn't have these issues.
Well, I made myself a cone shaped hat, I pulled up a stool and after printing a large D on the hat I'm gonna put it on and go sit in corner for a while.
Thank you much.
It's all good now. I had so many files in the output folder I didn't see those audio files until I went looking for them.
Some other help...
For easy searching, download the product user guide PDF(s)
The individual CS5 pages also have links to the earlier user guide pages
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF (right click PDF link to save PDF to your hard drive)
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
CS5 Premiere Pro Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/message/2738611
And http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/2010/06/video_tutorials_did acticiels_t.html
And http://blogs.adobe.com/premiereprotraining/2010/06/how_to_search_for_p remiere_pro.html
CS5 Tutorials http://bellunevideo.com/tutlist.php
PPro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Adobe_Premiere_Pro_Wiki
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Exporting to DVD http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WS3E252E59-6BE5-4668- A12E-4ED0348C3FDBa.html
And http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WSCDE15B03-1236-483f- BBD4-263E77B445B9.html
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Regions and NTSC vs PAL http://forums.adobe.com/thread/951042