Use a 1920 x 1080, 30i sequence for the editing, not 1440 x 1080.
Start with the MPEG2-DVD option and the NTSC DV Widescreen preset. Change the Quality to 100. Change the Field Order from Lower to Upper. Change the Min, Target and Max bitrates to 5, 7 and 9 respectively. If you have hardware acceleration turned on, export away. If you're running in Software Only mode, check the Maximum Render Quality box and then export.
Bring the resulting video and audio files into Encore for authoring.
Thanks so much for the quick responce. Sorry, I am really a newbe. Please help me out on a few details.
I'm not sure if I have hardware acceleration. How do I know? And I should use Maximum Render quality only of Software mode?
I had been queuing this to media encoder? Does ME do the same thing as export? And should I render first in Pro CC or does that aid only in playback during editing?
Thanks for you help.
I'm not sure if I have hardware acceleration. How do I know?
Does AME do the same thing as export?
Yes. But it has it's own setting for hardware acceelration in the lower right of the Queue window.
Go it. Thanks. So I went to implement the changes and once again got stuck since I don't fully understand all the formats and the lingo.
I think you are saying my sequence should be AVCHD 1080i30 (60i)
Where i get confused is AVC-I 100 1080i60 which seems similar.
Shoud I use AVCHD 1080i30 (60i).
Thanks for you help!
AVC-I or AVCHD doesn't matter all that much.
30i is the correct term for 30 interlaced frames per second, which is what you have. 60i technically means 60 interlaced frames per second, and there is no such animal. It's the incorrect term a lot of camera makers use to designate 30i media. So while 60i is not technically correct, in current practice it means the same thing as 30i.