Thank you so much for your Q&A post. It is so helpfull for me. I will test it right now. Unfortunatly for you, I reply your post with no answer, just a feedback..Sorry
Nevertheless, my details are :
Software: Pr, En and Ae - all CS4.
My Camera: (Sony FX-1000) shoots HDV 1080i.
- Capture HDV - mpeg 1440 x 1080 (1.3333)
- Sequence - 1440 x 1080 (1.3333) HD Anamorphic 1080 (1.333) Upper Field First - (HDV 1080i25 Preset)
I have exported the media in DVD MPG (.m2v) from Premiere and Build the final DVD from that .m2v into Encore.
I have to say that I am not very happy with the final result when I convert into PAL Widescreen.
I can see little artefacts, flikers and jaggies...
- Do you think that this "double" DVD MPG export could lower the quality?
- Could it be the FullHD screen (1080x1920) on which I display the final result (PAL 720x572) that interprates the video?
Thank you for your lights !
Very nice and professional tutorial. I just launched the conversion process, it will take the entire night for the now famous and hidden "Best Quality" option. I'll give feedback tomorrow.
Thanks to you and to Jeff Bellune
Thanks John, for posting a link to Jeff's tutorial. Thanks to Jeff also.
I have watched the tutorial and I'm posting my interpretation of the PAL (HDV to DV) export settings, below.
Preset: PAL Progressive Widescreen High Quality
Maximum Render Quality
Field Order: Upper
Bitrate Encoding: VBR, 2 Pass
Minimum Bitrate [Mbps]: 2.8
Target Bitrate [Mbps]: 7
Maximum Bitrate [Mbps]: 8
Question - Which GOP Settings (M Frames / N Frames) to use for PAL?