OK, I posted a question earlier today about using a MPEG 2 file that was recorded with my NewTek Tricaster. I had to run back into my office to do some stuff before my job tomorrow so I thought I would just take a quick look at it. Long story short this MPEG 2 file looks fine in Premiere but looks like trash when exported to DVD. It was suggested to me in my previous post by someone else that uses a Tricaster to export a AVI file from Premiere and then use another program to create the DVD MPEG 2 file. I just looked at the sequence setting for this MPEG 2 file. I had to use the Desktop selection to create a timeline that did not give me a red or yellow line over my footage. The sequence setting are 29.97 fps, 720x480, PAR D1/DV NTSC (0.9091), Upper Field FIrst (In Premiere if I go to "Interpret Footage" it shows the clip as UFF). So when I export my AVI file and/or MPEG 2 DVD file both of those should be UFF too correct? I am guessing that is why my previous DVD's were looking so bad, because when I was exporting them from AME I was probably leaving the default of LFF.
Thanks for any and all help.
I should add that the Original MPEG 2 file is a "I" frame only from the NewTeck Tricaster.
I did burn a DVD last night that was UFF and it looked much better, but still not great. I am going to try exporting an AVI file from Premiere, and then importing that back into Premiere just to export the MPEG 2 DVD file from, and also take the AVI into TMPGE to export the MPEG 2 DVD file from and see what kind of results I get.