Without more details, it's difficult to tell what you want to do.
Are you trying to output your finished HD program for playback?
Are you trying to archive your project files?
A DVD-R (SL) is 4.7GB, a Blu-ray (SL) is 25GB.
I am trying to output it on disc for playback on a 4.7 gb disc.
Export from PPro as MPEG2-DVD and import the two (video and audio) files into Encore for DVD authoring
You MAY need to do some testing with your PPro bitrate output settings to make everything fit on a single layer DVD
The tutorial list in message #3 http://forums.adobe.com/message/2276578 may help
Thank you both. I will try it out.
The size of the original project is irrelevant when making DVD video, as DVD uses MPEG-2 video with certain compression settings. The longer it is, the more compression must be added. You might be starting with uncompressed footage that is very large, or the same length project with an AVHCD source would be much smaller, but the DVD from either source is compressed to the same end result.
There are plenty of free bitrate calculators online, just search, or use 560/minutes=rate. I do this and round down a little and it always works, for instance 560/120=4.66 and I then encode at 4.5 rate. Note that rate should not exceed 8 usually, if doing a shorter project.
Thank you so much. It's starting to make sense.
No, if it's HD, you need a blu-ray disc. So either move up to blu-ray or stick with DVD. Also start with presets, they're usually fine, and you can tweek form there.