>pre-render the timelimes to 720 x 480 .MP4 files and import those into Encore to make the DVD
As far as I know, that means that Encore must re-render the files
You should export to MPEG-DVD so Encore has DVD legal files to go "direct" to the DVD
CS5 Encore Files & Formats http://forums.adobe.com/message/1901666
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Am I compensating for something I am doing wrong
I'd say yes. You don't normally compensate for overscan in post, you do that when you shoot. (That's what the "safe action" zone is for.)
The MPEG-DVD solves the image fitting problem but I get no audio. The original audio was a seperate WAV file recordered froma sound board on a ZOOM H2N and synched in. I did tests in PCN, Dolby and MPEG audio output and all I het is a silemnt movie. The specs say a WAV file will work.
Thanx for your help, it moves me closer but how can I fix that??
Outputting for the Internet just doesn't have these issues.
When you export mpeg dvd you actually get TWO files, one video and one audio
You load both into Encore
Well, I made myself a cone shaped hat, I pulled up a stool and after printing a large D on the hat I'm gonna put it on and go sit in corner for a while.
Thank you much.
It's all good now. I had so many files in the output folder I didn't see those audio files until I went looking for them.
Some other help...
For easy searching, download the product user guide PDF(s)
The individual CS5 pages also have links to the earlier user guide pages
CS5 User Guides - online and PDF (right click PDF link to save PDF to your hard drive)
A "crash course" http://forums.adobe.com/thread/761834
A Video Primer for Premiere http://forums.adobe.com/thread/498251
Premiere Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/thread/424009
CS5 Premiere Pro Tutorials http://forums.adobe.com/message/2738611
CS5 Tutorials http://bellunevideo.com/tutlist.php
PPro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Adobe_Premiere_Pro_Wiki
Tutorial HD to SD w/CS4 http://bellunevideo.com/tutorials/CS4_HD2SD/CS4_HD2SD.html
Premiere Pro Wiki http://premierepro.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Exporting to DVD http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WS3E252E59-6BE5-4668-A12E-4ED0348C3FDBa.h tml
And http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WSCDE15B03-1236-483f-BBD4-263E77B445B9.ht ml
Color correction http://forums.adobe.com/thread/892861
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-Too Large May = Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
-And another crash report http://forums.adobe.com/thread/973935
After Effects Tutorials http://www.videocopilot.net/
Encore Tutorial http://www.precomposed.com/blog/2009/05/encore-tutorial/
And more Encore http://library.creativecow.net/articles/devis_andrew/
Surround Sound http://forums.adobe.com/thread/517372
Regions and NTSC vs PAL http://forums.adobe.com/thread/951042