We are a small high school in Massachusetts in deep with HD Video...with shallow knowledge of Premiere CS4/Encoding/etc.
We are shooting great quality AVHCD video with the new Panasonic HMC-40 Camcorder.(football/basketball games)
We have encoded the .mts files using the Canopus encoding software that came bundled with the camcorder(Edius Neo)
The quality of the .avi (1440 x 1080) is beautiful....burn on a DVD and it is still stunning on a 54" Flatscreen.
We have taken the .avi over to Premiere to put in a title and to edit out some dead spots. We want to stay with Adobe products to further enhance the output.
When we encode the edited video there is a dramatic dropoff in quality. (mpg2---1440 x 1080)
What we have attempted:
Help!...is there a method of encoding in CS 4 to get HD quality results to a DVD?