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Mike Janson
MOV to DVD
on Feb 9, 2009 at 12:21:07 am

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?


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Daniel Low
Re: MOV to DVD
on Feb 9, 2009 at 7:56:54 am

"Am I wrong or is it a myth that a 720x480 quicktime will transfer cleanly to DVD with proper compression"

It's perfectly possibly to do. You'll need to give us a lot more information about your source clip and the setting you are using before we could figure out why the titles look bad.

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Mike Janson
Re: MOV to DVD
on Feb 9, 2009 at 2:49:37 pm

thnx for getting back paul -

the clip was created in after effects (just graphic elements in motion, no imported video)
720x480
square pixels
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?

thnx again
mike


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Daniel Low
Re: MOV to DVD
on Feb 9, 2009 at 3:26:46 pm

Err, my name isn't Paul, but anyhow.....

720x480 is a non-square pixel format. You should be rendering out of AE as 640x480, if the project is 4:3.



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Mike Janson
Re: MOV to DVD
on Feb 9, 2009 at 4:45:24 pm

daniel! sorry


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