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Downrez in camera to SD, capture in a standard DV project and export with AME using MPEG2-DVD. Alternatively capture the HDV material into the standard DV project and scale the clips down to fit to SD size.
Get bigger hard drives. No joke
>When I use highest quality widescreen NTSC settings on PP CS3 the file is far too big for the disk. What are my options?
Lower the bitrate. This will reduce the quality, but there's nothing else you can do.
Apologies Chris Grant Harvey.
I should have been more specific. I meant DVD disks 4.7 GB
>highest quality widescreen NTSC settings
If you mean DV then yes, it will be too big. Export to MPEG2-DVD. An hour of video fits nicely using 8Mbps. More than an hour and you need to use a variable bit rate and allow for less quality.
Thanks for your quick responses guys I really appreciate your time.
Quite a paradox:
Buy HDV cam: For the express purpose of maximizing quality.
Buy Expensive Software: For the express purpose of maximizing quality.
Adjust settings on Cam and software: with the express purpose of reducing quality.
Such is life I guess.
If you want HD output, you need to use BluRay... since a DVD is, by definition, SD and not HD
John's right. If you want to maximize quality, you're only half way there. In addition to the HD camera and HD editing software, you also need an HD player (Blu-ray) and an HDTV.
I estimate that for me to upgrade to HD production, it'll cost me about $10,000.
Well, Blu-ray is one way to go. I am happy to say that I have had a way to play my HDV footage on a special DVD player for over 3.5 years. No fancy menus, just a file system, but I can play M2T files and WMV files on my Linkplayer2 using the component outputs.
It just means I can wait for Blu-ray disks to come down in price, as well as the writers and players.
Once again thanks for the prompt responses.
Ok so Blu-ray's the way to go. I don't know very much about it yet (nothing at all really). I'll do some reading and no doubt come back with many questions.