Have you looked at any of the threads regarding HD to SD DVD? What method are you using for this? What are your export settings?
can you get a clean .avi version ?
if so then use encore to create the DVD
Please do not convert HD material to dv avi in order to make DVD.
DV avi is for SD material and nothing else.
I have read many of the answers given to others who have had similar issues but I don't understand why the answer always seems to point to using a third party vendor. I have created many DVDs before and I have never encountered this issue. I love the Dynamic Link feature in Adobe which allows me to import a timeline from Premiere into Encore without having to prerender and trying to figure out at what bit rate should I encode to make everything fit.
I have chosen almost every preset in AME and auto on Encore Dynamic Link. I have created a 10 minute video with everything cranked up to the maximum quality. I have tried CBR 6, 2Pass VBR. I'm now in the process of encoding as Progressive instead of interlaced and see what happens but a 1:30 video is taking about 20 hrs to finish.
Here are the specs of my PC.
Dell Workstation T7500
Quad Core Xeon E5520 2.27 CPUs
Vista 64Bit OS
Terrabytes and Terrabytes of RAID storage. Too many to mention.
I can edit HD content in real time and works great the only issue I'm having at this point is just Encoding HD to SD. The encoding is normally done fairly fast, except for HD wich takes almost a whole day to encode when delivered in HD. Right now is taking longer because I'm trying to go from interlaced to progressive I guess.
Question regarding your settings.
My settings are different than yours on:
Quality = 5
Field Order = Lower (Could this be the problem?)
I'm trying to go from interlaced to progressive I guess.
That is contradictory. Progressive is no fields, interlaced HD is upper field, only interlaced SD is lowed field (with the exception of Matrox). DVD can be UFF or LFF.
Why go from interlaced to progressive? You really want to throw away half your vertical resolution?
Try interlaced and upper.
Sorry it has taking me this long to update but I had to move my office and I was off line. Right now I'm trying the Upper field option as Encore was doing it on lower field. My rendering time is LOOONG now. It's taking me 7.5hrs to render a 1.5hr video. I had to lower the sound to MPG format encoding otherwise it was going to take like 24 hrs to finish according to the media encoder.
I will keep you posted as soon as I'm able to finish the encoding and test the video. I'm highly dissapointed that I won't be able to use Adobe Dynamic Link in Encore. I really love that feature.
I finally was able to burn a new copy using the upper field setting and CBR of 6.4. While the overall image improved overall I must say that I'm highly dissapointed with the Adobe Encoder. I still get artifacts here and there and I can't stand the look of the product that I'm producing. I have one of my editor produce longer videos with the same footage using Edius and the quality is so much better.
Is there an outside party encoder that can be used with Adobe Media Encoder? Thanks.
Would changing it to VBR would make a difference? It calculated that it would take 24hrs to finish when I picked VBR. CBR took 7.5 hrs.
What are your project settings?
Did you export as shown in the example?