Although I do not use E11 myself I do teach this stuff. So I did some testing.
I encoded some hdv footage to a dvd folder.
And I am not happy with the result.
The dvd footage jumps up and down in the top of the screen.
And what I dont like at all is E11 flipping the fields to lower for dvd.
Look and compare: anti-aliasing is turned of in the vlc player
E11 dvd folder, all looks blurry especially the edges of the b/w chart.
What model of camcorder is this video coming from and what format and resoluiton is it?
When you go to the Edit/Project Settings menu, what project settings does the program show?
Some noise at the top and bottom of a frame can sometimes happen. It's not a problem with your program or the camcorder -- and it's never visible when you show the DVD on a TV.
Have you tried playing the video in VLC Media Player, a far better player for interpreting DVD video on a computer?
The camera is a canon XH A1 so footage is mpeg2 1440x1080 with matching sequence setting.
Probably not showing on a TV but it will show on a big screen.
You are looking at screendumps from the VLC player..
Also tried Power DVD : same issue.
Tried other encorders (TMPGenc and Encore) much better results.
I blame it on E11 flipping the fields as you know HDV is upper and E11 sets the fields for DVD to lower.
Well, if you prefer the results you're getting from other encorders, there's certainly no crime in using them. I commonly edit my video in Premiere Elements and then use another program to take the finished files to a DVD. So go where you get the best results.
Although, depending on what devices you're using to project your video on a big screen, DVD may not be the best solution anyway.
Since you're shooting in high-def, a high-def format like BluRay will give you much better results.
And if you're showing your video by connecting a laptop to a projector, you may want to use a computer-based video format, like an H.264/mp4, rather than a television-based format like a DVD or BluRay disc.
Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution -- so you've got to figure out the best workflow for your particular situation.
You are missing the point: I do not use E11 I just teach.
There are many out there who still own a hdv camera and E11.
The quality of a dvd E11 produces is not as good as I like it to see. And there is this fields issue.
Or does one have to be content with the results as it is low budget NLE?
As I said, Ann, field issues only appear when you've created a file for one medium (such as a DVD for TV) and you're using another device (such as a computer) to play the file.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. You need to determine where and how you're going to share your movie with your audience before you can know what format to output for the optimal results.
Still missing the point.
E11 should not flip fields, wether or not the DVD is played on a computer or TV.
It is a design flaw.
Interlaced hd (which is always upper field) should stay upper field on a DVD and not turn into lower field.