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Newbie needs DVD help!!!!
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on Aug 13, 2002 at 12:34:49 pm

OK.. done the tape thing a few times, wrote a AVI last night and it's over a gig so I guess it's time to try the DVD thing...

I hope someone will get me started with instructions on how to do a menu and/or write straight to DVD...

I KNOW YOU CAN'T write DVDs with Premiere... but doesn't the Pinnacle???? HELP HELP HELP.... Just point me in the right direction with the first few steps....???? PLEASE!!!!

FYI- I have a Sony VIAO w/ Pinnacle DV500 DVD card.....

Just a few instructions to get started...

Oh and I did DVD media research... OUCH! It seems best DVD media costs about $20 EACH!!!! Can someone recommend second best??? Or does everyone use BEST???

Thank you!



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Michael Autery
Re: Newbie needs DVD help!!!!
on Aug 13, 2002 at 4:51:47 pm

That's pretty vague with the amount of dvd authoring software on the market as well as media.

but anyway i will give it a shot maybe it will help


What DVR do you have?? ( DVD Burner)


DVD Authoring Software

Entry-level

Dazzle DVD Complete http://www.dazzle.com

Sonic MyDVD on this site or http://www.sonic.com


since you have a Pinnacle DV500 check with there site for addition software.


media
On this site or

http://www.meritline.com under $2.00 for DVD-R GP

http://www.americal.com a little abopve $2.00


Also check out http://www.EzDVDAdvisor.com for more resources



Best Regards
Michael Autery
http://www.EzDVDAdvisor.com
EzDVDAdvisor.com DVD Product Developers Community


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Ted Jan
Re: Newbie needs DVD help!!!!
on Aug 13, 2002 at 9:38:21 pm

In order for you to make a DVD, you need to first output your AVI file as a Mpeg2 file. I understand that Pinnacle DV500 DVD has this ability. So output your movie as a Mpeg2 file and then fire up Pinnacle Impression which should have come with your card. You need to use Impression in order to make your DVD. Also, I hope that you have a DVD burner in your Sony Vaio, otherwise you aren't going to be able to make that DVD.

If you want to make really fancy menus, you have to learn how to use Adobe Photoshop. Also, Premiere can be used to make motion menu buttons, but I don't know if that is supported in Impression.



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