That is the way to go...
Make sure the mulitplexer in the export settings is off.
This will give you a video file and an audio file.
Glad I am doing this right. How much of the original quality do you think I will lose?
You will have to wait and see.
Make sure you have a dvd/bd player with upscaler if you want to play the dvd on a HD tv.
If you want to keep the nice crispy image make a BD or hook up a standalone mediaplayer to your tv and export to mp4 in HD or BD.iso.
Right thanks for the advice.
I am actually burning 30+ copies for the show. They are getting distributed amongst people who will be watching on DVD players.
'Make sure you have a dvd/bd player with upscaler if you want to play the dvd on a HD tv.'
Does that mean people wont be able to watch the DVD on HD TVs? As most people have HD TVs these days.
Yes they can watch the dvd on a hd tv but it wont look that good without a upscaler.
Right I see,
Do most consumer grade DVD players have that function?
Thank you for the answers you have been most helpful
No they are special dvd players.
But a BD player usually has this feature.
I am guessing most of the people around here will not have an upscaler. So the footage will look terrible!
Is there a way around this issue? . . .
So my original footage is HD and people need the footage on DVD, they will not have an upscaler.
I am currently encoding Mpeg2
I guess I should just wait and see what happens after I burn to DVD and watch on a TV
> I recently filmed a show in 1920x1080, 17mbps, in AVCHD. Now i need to burn the show to a DVD so it will play in most household DVD players. Am I right in doing the following...- Render the project out as Mpeg2 DVD in either Prem pro cs6 or Media Encoder<
DVD is only about 25 of that resolution, roughly 500x800 pixels. You're throwing away tons of picture information during the encoding process. With tons of experience, you wil lbe able to make subtle adjustments to the encoder to optimize every scene but paying for this skill is rarely justified outside of the feature business. Transocding like this is an uncomfortable compromise. The big issues are lost detail and inappropriately sized graphics and text; stuff that looked great 1,000 pixesl high can look like mud when it's only 400 pixels tall.
I handle HD-to-standard conversions this way:
I bring the HD version of the movie into my video editor. The timeline is set for standard definition. I scale the HD clip to fit in the new comp. This uses the video editor's scaling operation rather than the encoder's. I render out a squeezed movie and take that to the DVD encoder. The encoder wants an SD file to come out the back end so I instruct the encoder to produce a movie that is squeezed, a movie that will be stretched out during playback to fill the 16x9 tv set.
I cannot explain this.
The only problem is that it seems to cut about twenty minutes of video footage off the end. The audio is fine and has the whole hour on.
What does Encore say are the properties for the video and audio length?