Codec design and specification.
Thanks for your reply.
So the issue is with the Codec. Okay. I'm just a little confused because I don't think I've had this problem in the past. Would checking to see if there's a more recent codec be the best next step?
Nope, you're trying to something that's impossible -- that is, you want to make a DVD in HD. You can't.
The technical specification for a DVD is Standard Deefinition, and you can't change it. For an authored DVD, it has to be 720x480, 29.97 frames per second in the MPEG2 video codec. That's it.
Oops. So sorry - misunderstanding due to my mistake. I meant DVC PRO HD (1080i60).
You wouldn't have guessed that because we are probably one of the last dinosaurs still using this.
Oh. Well, AE's pointing you in the right direction.
The correct frame rate is indeed 29.97. Why? Because 1080i 59.94 (aka 60) refers to the number of FIELDS per second. That's why there's an "i" in the name -- the footage is interlaced.
29.94 frames/sec, 59.94 fields/sec. Field order is UPPER (not lower) field first.
Thanks Dave. This makes sense. I can't test it because I'm not at work today or tomorrow and I can't find where to download the codec for my home machine. Besides, it's my day off and it's beautiful outside!
Incidentally,in my brief search for the codec I came across your input on DVC HD questions in other forums. It's very nice of you to take the time to help out in this way. Much thanks.