PP6 (AVCHD) to encore - DVD output extremely poor on one of two cameras (main camera!). Tried and burnt 10 different presets today and no good. Not much hair left! Using Panasonic HDC-HS900 and HDC-SD900 and have made other DVDs with the cameras and setup. Very weird. Perfect on-screen (new 27 iMac 3 days old) but once outputted to Encore to DVD disc, no good. Could someone give some advice please as I'm quite new at this and previous jobs worked well.
[SINCE LAST POST ABOVE] Hi all. So I'm gathering it's the resolution as I have tried the DVD on smaller screens (and uploaded to Vimeo with 100% success), but not on our larger TV. The last DVD I made worked fine though on the larger screen using the same equipmment. So guess it's all in the settings I'm using whether it be from the camera to the iMac or setting up the project in PP? Any suggestions?
Specs of media
Type: MPEG Movie
File Size: 137.8 MB
Image Size: 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate: 25.00
Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
Total Duration: 00:01:32:16
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.0
Specs for sequence settings
Frame size: 1920 horizontal: 1080 vertical 16:9
Pixel Aspect Ration: Square Pixels (1.0)
Display Format: 25fps
PAL, 720x576, 25fps, quality 4.0, upper VBR, 1 pass, Min2.80, Target 5.00, Max 7.00 Mbps PCM, 48kHz, 16 bit, Stereo
1920x1080 (1.0), 25fps, Upper, 00:00:20:06 48000Hz, Stereo
This Export Setting seems to be in conflict??? Maybe this is the issue? As mentioned in last post, the DVD plays well enough on smaller screens like my 27 iMac, Vimeo etc but our large TV is very messy with poor quality ghosting...
Where do I find that info out? Are you referring to Sequence Settings, Export settings or media spec?
I think I shot this footage in 1920 x 1080i (interlaced), but I think all export tries were p (progressive. Would this be the problem, apart from different source/output dimensions?
Are you referring to Sequence Settings, Export settings or media spec?
All of the above. Resolution and frame rate are only two of the three major specs that make a difference. Interlaced or Progressive is the third.
Hi Jim. I rang panasonic to get the correct information.
So I shot in HG format which is AVCHD 1080 x 920 interlaced.
When I dropped the file into a sequence, it changed the settings and I looked into the format and says AVC-Intra 100 1080i 50Hz.
The panasonic person said that the HG format is very high quality and even good enough for Blue Ray.
Hope this helps you try and work this out. I shot this footage for 3 DVDs which are in my brochure being printed now and I'm freaking out that I may need to re-shoot and start the process all over again and have unhappy customers waiting. Hope you can help me resolve this issue. Dave
OK, so you start with 1080i/25 footage and are working in a 1080i/25 sequence. Good.
For export, choose the MPEG2-DVD option and the Match Source Attributes (Highest Quality) preset. If you have GPU acceleration turned on, you're good. If not, then also check Use Maximum Render Quality.
On the Output tab to the left, choose Scale to Fill. Hit Queue and away you go...
Still the same result. Guess the files are the problem as I followed your directions perfectly. Just need to put a warning on DVD slick saying best viewed on computer screen or TV's less than 32 inch size or something unless you have another idea?