7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2013 11:37 AM by Jeff@PrimeWebDesign

    Images are very blurry when I author to DVD

    Jeff@PrimeWebDesign

      Looking for a little help.

       

      I author a DVD each month for a company and we add image overlays to movie trailers. It has a banner along the top of the trailer and along the bottom. (Movie title, movie cover, copyright line and a couple small logos)

       

      We use video that is 720p so I built it in Premier Pro CS6

       

      Video Settings I use in PP CS6
      DV - NTSC > Widescreen 48kHz
      General
      Editing mode: QuickTime DV NTSC
      Timebase: 29.97fps

       

      Video Settings
      Frame size: 720h 480v (1.2121)
      Frame rate: 29.97 frames/second
      Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1/DV NTSC Widescreen 16:9 (1.2121)
      Fields: Lower Field First

       

      Audio Settings
      Sample rate: 48000 samples/second

       

      Default Sequence
      Total video tracks: 3
      Master track type: Stereo
      Audio Tracks:
      Audio 1: Standard
      Audio 2: Standard
      Audio 3: Standard

       

      The video comes out pretty decent (I realize because we author to DVD it wont be HD)

       

      When creating the overlays I use Photoshop CS6 I have tried so many different ways and they come out really nice IN Premier Pro, but as soon as I author to a DVD they are blurry.

       

      I have tried a bunch of the presets in PS but the most common one I try is:
      Preset > Film & Video > HDV/HDTV 720p/29.97
      Width 1280
      Height 720
      Resolution 72
      RGB Colour 8 Bit
      Colour Profile: Don't colour manage thus Document
      Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square Pixels

       

      Does anyone see what I am doing wrong? Or could it be that I am authoring in 720p HD and then trying to burn it to a DVD, cause when I author to a Blu-ray it looks fantastic, it's just downgrading to DVD it sucks.