Am I wrong or is it a myth that a 720x480 quicktime will transfer cleanly to DVD with proper compression? No matter how much I finesse my compressor's VBR, the titling always ends up stairsteppy and images are slightly blurry -- am I wasting my time trying to recreate the clean look of my original quicktime just so I can hand over a media disc the grunting client can understand, put in machine, and press play?
the clip was created in after effects (just graphic elements in motion, no imported video)
dur 10 secs (when i'm done with the project it'll be 2-3 minutes long)
rendered as lossless mov, 72 megs total
(also rendered as mpeg2-dvd on another try)
imported into encore
transcode setting 'ntsc dv high quality 7mb vbr 2 pass'
the build results in an 8 meg file
viewing the output w apple's dvd player looks fine when viewed in actual size - makes sense - but i need something to look sharp full screen and this isn't adequately scaling up - am i wrong to start off at 720x480 in after effects?