I am wondering if it is possible to burn an HD dvd that will play in a normal dvd player. That may sound kind of silly, but a friend of mine claims that he burned his documentary on normal dvds in a HD format that will play on normal dvd players. If that is not possible, how do pros get Dvds to look so good. I burned my Full HD project to dvd in Encore, using a high bitrate and 720:480, and it doesn't look very good. I am just wondering if there is anything that I am missing here.
Thanks for any help,
Well, I don't want to do blu-ray for a couple of reasons. And the dvds that I burn using encor, even with a high bit-rate, just look unprofessional, they look like SD. I guess that is just what I am going to have to live with, but all the dvds that I see, (most of what I watch is from low-budget independent producers) looks really good. Almost like HD.
I am just wondering if I am doing something wrong.
Well, the dvds that I have tested, just have a really SD look to them. I don't know how to describe it...I am doing vbr 2-pass 9mb/sec encode settings, with a sharpen filter set really low. I guess that look is just what I am going to get. Also I was wondering, if I shot in 17mb/sec full HD video, on the finished DVD should I use the highest bit-rate...9mb/sec? Or would it not make a quality difference to do 4 or 5mb/sec since SD is about 1/4 of HD?