I'm new to Premiere Pro CS5 & Video in general... I have footage that I shot in HD 1920x1080, 29.97 fps Progressive , after editing and renduring in Premiere CS5 I did a Dynamic Link to Encore and burned a DVD. The Output while burning in Encore: NTSC, 720x480, 29.97fps, Progressive. The resulting DVD seems soft focus and lower quality. Any suggestions as to what I could do to improve the DVD end product?
Export direct from Premiere using Adobe Media Encoder (File > Export > Media) and be sure to check the "Maximimum Render Quality" button at bottom of interface. Using MRQ can increase the quality of the downscaling from HD to SD. In Encore, use Import as Timeline and multi-select the .m2v and .wav files that you exported. Any chapter marks in Premiere will carry over to Encore as well using this method. You will need to manually set the encoding bitrate when using AME, where Dynamic Link automates that.
If you are unsure about data rates, let us know the length of the program.
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