I have a project where I'm using full hi-def (1920 x 1080) AVHCD video, 24fps, and I'd like to distill it down to a high quality DVD.
First of all, I know that a DVD's 720x480 quality won't match that of a Blu-Ray or my original. No need to point that out.
My original files look fine. But, when imaged onto a DVD, I get a lot of macroblocking artifacts; areas of the scene seem to hover and move, because the data compression's simply moving huge bitmaps around to simulate full-resolution motion. I'd like to avoid that.
So what's recommended?
1. Take my PP sequence, link it to Encore, and fiddle with Encore's settings (and what settings are these?);
2. Export my PP sequence to a video file in DVD resolution, and then use that in Encore (and what settings should I use?).
i just finished burning an iso image from encore onto a dvd
the original footage was stills and 60i 1920x1080 avchd from a canon hfs20 vixia
i exported directly from premiere through ame using mpeg-dvd highest quality widescreen 24p
(and pcm audio (i believe))
encore did transcode the audio (now that i remember (if i am remembering correctly))
but encore did NOT have to retranscode the video which made me super happy
the result is solid images no wigglies, no artifacts, no jaggies, no headaches, no complaints...
the few parents that got a sneekpeek of the baseball dvd were soooooooooooo amazed i blushed
good job PPRO, AME, ENCORE 5.03, good job...