What version of Premiere?
You cannot burn directly to dvd.
You need Encore to do that.
Do you have a fully payed copy? If you are on a trial you do not have acces to Encore.
UK is PAL. Export with mpeg2-dvd preset.
That will give you two files: one for video and one for audio.
Use that in Encore or some other authoring program.
Premiere and Encore are not programms you learn on the weekend........
They have a steep learning curve.
Thanks for your prompt reply. I am a full paid up member to Creative Cloud, but I can't seem to find Encore on the list of programmes available to download?
Why when I burned just a regular MP4 to DVD wouldn't it work properly when played on a DVD player? (but it would play on my mac)
Also, what is reason for using Mpeg2 rather than MP4? Not being difficult, just need to understand why.
Also, I probably should have said that my video is only shot on 640x480.
Here are instuctions how to obtain Encore.
If you want a video dvd (for dvd players) you need mpeg2. Mp4 won't do.
If you just burn mp4 to a dvd disk without authoring it you end up with a data dvd. PC/mac can play that.
So get comfy and watch some Adobe TV how to make a dvd.
640x480 is a bit on the small size. PAL dvd is 720x576. It will suffer some quality loss.
If you got a tv or dvd/bd player with usb put the mp4 on a usb stick.
Thanks again, but how do I get Encore? It doesn't seem to be available via my CC subscription?!
I'm with you on the 640x480 believe me - unfortunately the camera I had to use meant that this was the only option available to me.
Sorry, somehow I missed the first sentence of your reply. I'm activating the procedure now!
Do you happen know why Adobe are not continuing to offer Encore? How else do people make DVD's? Seems ridiculous to offer only one part of the 'video process' software? that's like going to buy a suit and only coming away with the trousers! (sorry for the apalling anology, but I'm tired and frustrated - it's the best I could think of!)
What audio settings should I use? Dolby Digital or PCM?
Either will work fine. I like Dolby Digital so it doesn't need transcoding in Encore.
Adobe Encore is categorized as a mature product and will not be revised beyond CS6. In some of the marketing material, Adobe stated that with everyone shifting to streaming distribution (a questionable assumption in my opinion) they were going to focus their efforts there.
That is a choice, with a couple of answers:
If you need the maximum space on the blank disc for your Video (highest quality w/ a Duration pushing the limit), then DD will compress your Audio, allowing more space for your Video.
However, as DD will compress your Audio, if you are NOT running against disc space on your DVD-Video disc, PCM/WAV (Uncompressed) will give you better fidelity, at the expense of a bit larger file.
With no space issue, I use PCM/WAV - unless I am producing DD 5.1 SS w/ the SurCode Plug-in.
Good luck, and glad that you found the way to Encore. It has been dropped, as the feeling is that streaming video is the wave of the future, and discs are dead. Also, Adobe licensed the code for Encore from Sonic, which was sold to a streaming media company, so the code is probably dead by now, regardless of the market.
So PCM is better quality than Dolby Digital?
Thanks everyone. Hopefully one last question:
Should I use PAL_DV or PAL Progressive for a 640x480 video to DVD?
Your clip is probably already progressive so keep it like that.
PAL DV progressive.
First get some rw disks saves a lot of coasters.
The error message says you have to set the Title Button (in the Disk windown on the right.)
Thanks Ann. I'd look at that. But would this actually make the disk not work? What do I need to select there? The only options I have is Stop and 'name of my disk >chapter 1'
Problem is with RW disks is they take much longer to rewrite :-(
I would set it to chapter 1
Its either waiting a bit longer for a RW or having a desk full of coasters...
Lol - true enough! Can I just check though - would not selecting the title button mean the the disk wouldn't play at all? What does the Title button actually do?
Update - it won;t let me select a Title button - I will select it but then it'll just revert straight back to Not Set
Can I just make sure - as it's only a simple video, I don't HAVE to have any chapters or markers or anything do I in order to make it work?
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You have a timeline without any menus. You cannot set the title remote to a timeline (at least I couldn't now), so just leave it unset.
The title remote tells the DVD player where to go on the disk when the remote button "title" is pressed while a timeline is playing. (And no, they are never called "title" on the remote, and I don't rememeber when it is the menu or root menu.)
This would not cause the problem you are having.
Thanks everyone for there help - I've got the following update:
I've managed to get the DVD at least playing something, but for some reason it's damaged. When I play the disk back using Apple DVD player it starts to play then comes up with a message - "Skipping damaged area" and when I play on my TV via an actual DVD player it plays but with areas that are damaged (pixelated/scrambled). It's also as if it seems to be catching up with itself. It can't be the DVDs themselves as I've tried with different brands and different types of DVDs - all brand new.
Is there any way I can check in Premiere Pro that everything is as should be?
As previously mentioned, the only message I'm getting from Encore is 'Title remote not set' which shouldn't cause a problem. Also it plays through fine in Encore!
P.S The only thing I changed to get the DVD at least playing to a fashion is that I burned the DVD via Encore rather than just using Apple standard burn from folders etc.
Please help me...!
For that "damaged" disc, what brand of blank media are you using? This is very important.
I recommend Falcon Pro, Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden, and NOT Memorex, recent TDK, recent Ritek or any "store brand."
It can't be the DVDs themselves as I've tried with different brands and different types of DVDs - all brand new.
As Bill notes, you can try a lot of "brands," and still not have quality disks.
You can also create problems by burning too fast. Since you're having issues, burn at the slowest speed you can select.
Is there any way I can check in Premiere Pro that everything is as should be?
Not regarding the disk. You can check whethere the pixelation is in the transcoding by building the Encore project to a folder or image and playing that on the computer. That takes the disk burning out of the equation.
stan, have you walked him through the iso process and imgburn or whatever the mac thing is ??? as long as he has the bare minimum for end of play action etc.. he should be okay if the size of his export is within the gb limit of the dvd ??? i have no clue, you guys are the experts at this.. I only did a test with pig and one little blu ray and dvd burn.. using cs6...
Img Burn is windows only. TS is on a Mac. I think the problem is burning folder with Apple standard (whatever that is..)
stan, have you walked him through the iso process and imgburn or whatever the mac thing is ???
The closest parallel for mac - in terms of being successful when burns by Encore don't work - appears to be Toast - a not-for-free product. As Ann says, the built in mac burning app may be part of the problem.
Nikonian has come a long way from not even having Encore loaded. I was hoping for a little luck with the burn speed.
There are still a lot of potential issues, and only so many that can be dealt with without adding confusion. For example, we don't know whether the underlying transcoded file is the problem. So, burn speed next....
yeah, nice job trying to get it happening 'with urgency'.. heh.. well, so much for that.. i hope he has a nice doggy pet to calm his nerves...
Sometimes "urgent," cannot be addressed all that quickly - unfortunately.
Wow - I can't thank everyone enough for all your replies - I really do appreciate it. I'd feel lost without the support of people on this forum.
I'm very pleased to say that I now have a working DVD...Yipee!!! I was up until 1 last night after having worked all day trying things to resolve the issues. My father in law now has a lovely 70th birthday DVD message from his daughter (she lives in UK with me and we can't afford get to Australia to see him).
Now i"ve got a 'safe' DVD in the bag, if I have time I think I'll try adding chapter markers and creating a menu etc. It's got to go in the post within the next 2 days.
It's a bit weird though as I'm not entirely sure what the problem was in the end. The things I did differently to my knowledge were:
- Replaced 3 or 4 still images that had very high file sizes (between 30mb and 50mb each) with ones that were about a meg each.
- Then exported DVD from PP again.
- Burnt DVD via Encore (not using my Macs own burn facility).
It's very weird though, as when I exported the project from PP, it went seemed to add a whole new stage to the 'processing'. It started with a stage/message that said "Encoding, pass 1 of 1" which didn't appear before. It also took longer to export.
Able123 - You're right, I did need something to calm my nerves by the end of it! I wish I had a dog, but sadly not. I did have a beer at the end of the day though :-)
I'm very pleased with the result for my first ever project :-) I'm really enjoying the editing side of things, but when it comes to file formats and exporting it seems like a minefield!
Finally, I'm curious about the brand issue with DVDs. Is a DVD not a DVD as long as you take into consideration whether your DVD player can play DVD+/DVD-/DVD+RW etc? I would never use own brand DVDs but I thought as long as it was a decent brand it should be ok?
What is the recommended DVD format? i.e DVD-/DVD+ etc? In the end I used Sony DVD+RW, but in this particular case this didn't seem to make a difference to my success.
A RW prevents you making a whole lost of coasters.
Best DVD brands are Verbatim and Tayo Yuden.
Also Falcon seem a good brand but hard to get by in Europe.
I do no think it matter much if it DVD+ or DVD- (some people will say I only use DVD- and others swear by DVD+).
Also make sure your burner has the lastest firmware installed.
Glad you got it working.
good going.. glad you got the dvd burn to work.
Yes, there's a bit to learn about menus and end of actions and stuff.. I have to learn it too.
one thing to keep in mind, re: which dvd to use...
on my tv there is a dvd player built into the TV... it cannot play dvd RW ...so if I want to test on my TV i have to burn a normal dvd
so I test with computer on the RW ( so I dont waste dvd's when it doesnt work right ).
OR I burn a RW if I'm gonna just play it on someone's computer ( most computers can play the RW ones )
But if it's for someone's TV or DVD home player I burn a regular DVD
>3 or 4 still images that had very high file sizes
Reading for future projects
Pictures that are "overly" large may cause video editing problems
Photo Scaling for Video http://forums.adobe.com/thread/450798
-HiRes Pictures to DVD http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1187937?tstart=0
-PPro Crash http://forums.adobe.com/thread/879967
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