I notice a loss of some color and sharp/crispness
Going from HD to SD, that is not surprising. HD has both a wider color gamut and much better resolution. Stepping down to SD, you will by necessity lose some of both.
Ann Bens wrote:
For YouTube export to wmv 720p
For DVD follow Dan Isaac's method: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2053400#2053400
For PC: Bluray H264.Yes, the Youtube export was pretty good.Dan Isaac's method.... why wouldn't I just export straight to DVD off the timeline? Plus his method is more for HDV according to him.For PC.... I don't see the Bluray H264 burn to drive option, only burn to disc. I'm using Elements actually, however, is this in CS4?
Adobe products are notoriously BAD at scaling HD video to SD. Its quite frustrsating. Ergo; Dan Isaac's raise to fame with his excelent 3rd party scaling solution.