In creating DVD's for high school musicals, we are renting HD cameras (because thats all our supplier has). My question is this. Since we have to create SD DVD's in order to satisfy all of our customers, what resolution should we use on our camera to import into PP and then Encore for the sharpest images? Do we shoot in 1080i or do we shoot in 720 (i or p). I've tried 4 project now at 1080i 29fps and the quality is still fuzzy. I've had old VHS Camcorders produce better video on a tv than what I'm getting on DVD.
I have a Canon HFS100 and I record at 1080i 30 (I think at the "next to top" setting, but camera is in a closet in another room)
I export out of PPro CS5 to Widescreen DV AVI and use that file for authoring in Encore (I **never** use Dynamic link, too many problem reports)
My DVD picture quality is EXCELLENT - far better than when I used an 8mm tape camera
Post more information http://forums.adobe.com/message/4200840 with particular emphasis on your project settings from start to finish
You should have a DVD that looks MUCH better than a VHS tape