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>The source format is 1440x1080p, and I really wish to keep this quality.
I'm afraid you can't. DVD only allows 720x480. You'll have to use a Blu-ray disk and player to keep that quality.
What is the Duration that will fit on a DVD-5 when one burns a BD Project to it? I *thought* that one could get just under 30 Mins. of Blu-ray on a DVD-5, but might be wrong.
There would still need to be an appropriate player, and THAT could be the big problem.
I wasn't aware that Encore could burn a Blu-ray project to DVD.
You make a BR image with Encore and then burn it to dvd with e.g. Nero. Nero does not care what the content of the image is.
I think its about 20 minutes on a dvd5.
I made several of these dvd's and play them with a BR player on my pc which is connected to a videoprojector.
Olivier--the best you can do for a PAL DVD player is 720 x 576. What you want to do is export to MPEG2-DVD and select as the preset PAL Widescreen High Quality since your source is widescreen. Since you only have a 13 minute video you can raise the quality setting to 5 and use 2 pass VBR for best quality. If you are successful with that you could then try raising the bit rate a little to get maybe a slightly better image.
Thank you, Bill.
This solved my problem !
On a related note, would this setting be good if you wish to play the video on a DVD player with upscale capabilities?
I have a 20 minute video that was shot at 1920 X 1080. I'd like to encode the video with the highest settings that a DVD can handle. I figured a upscaling DVD player may require that the DVD be encoded in a special way - or maybe not.
Can anyone help me determine what settings I should encode my video onto a DVD?
I'd recommend using Blu-ray. Makes little sense to shoot in HD, downscale to SD only to uprez back to HD. Just keep the whole thing in HD.
I'd agree but the attended audience doesn't have a blu-ray player. So I need to make a DVD on the off chance that my audience has an upscaling DVD player.
Well, then we're back to the idea of why even shoot in HD if delivery will be on SD.
Because some of my audience will also see it in HD. Just like a Hollywood movie that comes out. It will come out on BOTH blu-ray and DVD. Some people will watch it in SD and other will see it in HD.
My question is how to set the encoding settings so it looks the best on a DVD that MAY possibly be played on a upscaling DVD player.
Jaxim, follow the suggestions Bill gave.
thanks, Ann. So I don't have to do anything special to optimize quality on upscaling DVD players?
>Well, then we're back to the idea of why even shoot in HD if delivery will be on SD.
...the song that never ends.....
Jim: He has given you one of many different answers as regards your "idea".
Let it go now and be satisfied with ...."because we can".
If you cant and dont want to ...we are all fine with that.
>He has given you one of many different answers as regards your "idea".
Agreed. I've no quarrel with his reasoning here.
"So I don't have to do anything special to optimize quality on upscaling DVD players? "
You want to make the best possible dvd you can no matter what. Besides upscaling DVD's will never look as good as Blu-ray. It's a kinda gimmick that dvd players do internally. It does help but it's not HD.
Use the Max Quailty switch on the fly out menu (look up in help) and keep the bit rate as close to 8 as you can.