Hello all, thanks for any help in advance! I am a novice at Encore and authoring in general so, bear with me, please.
I realize that DVD quality is only 720x480 but, that said, the quality drop off from 1080 to 720 is so staggering (see image) that I feel like I must be doing something wrong... The transcode settings are pretty much the standard with the only difference being that I use the "Scale to fill" option.
Hopefully this makes sense - any help is incredibly appreciated!
SD NTSC is the worst TV standart ever made, so there is nothing to talk about.
thank god, I´m living in PAL-land ;)
one thing that might be possible is - if you have used 1440x1080 (nativ resolution), which is anamorphic HD1080, what will be interpreted as 1920x1080, than it´s possible that your downscaling will result like this.
what´s your original source? HDV or AVCHD? HDV definitly is 1440x1080 and AVCHD could be 1440x1080 depending on your recoding-setting within your cam.