5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 26, 2014 10:57 PM by J. Simon RSS

    Best quality HDV to DVD using Premier Pro CC to Media Encoder CC and Encore

    jkblood

      I have been struggeling to create a decent looking DVD from my HD video.  I am a newbe.  And I have read many, many forum posts trying to learn the best practice and have come out even more confused.  Many posts are back in 2009 and I don't think they apply.  Some recommend dynamic link which does not appear to be an option for me.  So I am hoping to get a clear answer to my problems.  I am including alot of info because I don't know what is really important.

       

      I have 2 types of video that I am merging into my sequences.

       

      Sony:

      Format                                   : AVC

      Bit rate                                 : 11.5 Mbps

      Maximum bit rate                         : 16.0 Mbps

      Width                                    : 1 440 pixels

      Height                                   : 1 080 pixels

      Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

      Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

      Scan type                                : Interlaced

      Scan order                               : Top Field First

       

      JVC:

      Format                                   : AVC

      Bit rate                                 : 16.3 Mbps

      Maximum bit rate                         : 17.0 Mbps

      Width                                    : 1 920 pixels

      Height                                   : 1 080 pixels

      Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9

      Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps

      Scan type                                : Interlaced

      Scan order                               : Top Field First

       

      I set my sequence in Premier Pro CC to

      AVC-Intra 50 1080i

      29.97 fps

      1440 x 1080

      HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.3333)

      30fps Drop-Frame Timecode

       

      Hopefully I set up my sequence correctly???

       

      Dynamic Link is not available to me, so I export the sequence.  This is where i get confused.

       

      I export to MPEG2-DVD.  Preset NTSC DV Wide

       

      Some forum posts say to tweek the video setting for better quality, this is what I have read:

      quality to 100

      minimum bit rate  4

      target bitrate 6

      maximum bitrate 7

      click maximum render quality

       

      Since my source has upper field order but PP defaults to lower field order, should I switch to upper?

       

      I encode in Media Encoder. 

       

      In Encore, I have my dvd settings:

      MPEG-2

      720x480

      29.97 fps

      Lower fields first  (should this be upper??)

       

      I have an i5 processor, 8G ram, I am using Mecury GPU accelerator.

       

      I listed a lot of stuff and I appologize.  I just think the quallity I am getting isn't there.  With these setting and what I am doing, is this as good as the quality gets?

       

      Help