I have been using Pinnacle Studio 10.7 because it allows me to produce HD-DVD on regular DVDs. (The drawback is the approximate 20-minute time max on each DVD.) I'd like to start doing work in Premiere, then save my work to a file that I can simply open and immediately write to a DVD without losing HD quality.
What file type is best for saving my work in HD quality that can be reopened by another program without liosing that quality. I've thought that a workaround might be to simply write the new file to tape and then recapture in Studio. Can anyone help me, please? Thank you!
There is a way to fool Premiere Pro into writing the file. Just start the process, and while it is transcoding, disconnect the camera. You will eventually get an error message. Before you click OK you rename the file so Premiere Pro can't delete it.
That makes a perfect M2T file that can be used without having to recapture.
By the way, you can use many different utilities to write a data file to the DVD-ROM. I use WMV or M2T files on a DVD-ROM since my player supports them.