7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 11, 2008 6:10 AM by Oblivion Dust

    HDV footage looks terrible on HDTV when burned to DVD

    Webshark2000 Level 1
      Is there any way to keep good quality to your HDV footage when you burn it to a Standard DVD and play back on an HDTV? I know you're going to lose some going from HDV to Standard Def, but what I'm seeing with the playback looks worse than VHS. Space isn't a concern since this video is only about 15 minutes long.

      We recorded at HDV 1080i with a Sony V1U camera and the footage looks great when sent from our computer to our HDTV over component cables for preview. But once we output it to DVD and play back from a DVD player on the same TV it just goes to crap.

      We're outputting to 16:9 NTSC High Quality 7Mbps 2 pass VBR.

      Any suggestions?