I need to buy some DVD's, and have been looking around to figure out which ones are the best quality. It's important that the compatibility is high because I need to send DVD's around as part of job applications, so it would be a shame if there are problems with the playback :)
Thanks for your reply :) I think I will go and order those. You mention the bitrate should be below 7.7, I assume that's also the case even though it's a very small sequence I'm going to put there (about 2-3 minutes)?
Do you have any other things I should do to ensure compatibility? The clip I'm putting there is a mp4 file that I imported to Encore and then I make the iso from here.
I've been using Taiyo Yuden (now JVC) for several years and never any coasters, they are very good quality! The "Watershield" option does add cost, but looks very nice compared to the "flat white" surface and keeps the ink from smudging when touched with sweaty/wet fingers.
As Eric stated, .mp4 is not a good choice for a source, unless that is all you have to work with. What is your editing workflow?
Export to "MPEG-2 for DVD", as this is exactly what Encore needs, and it will NOT be transcoded again, used as is. This option will create TWO files, .m2v for video and .wav for audio. In Encore, use "Import As > Timeline" and select both clips together.
Hi again - I would very much appreciate if you could help me a bit more with the render settings in Premiere :)
I am having some issues with the render - a thin colored bar is showing up for a few seconds in the right side of the image (it does this in the end and beginning of the clip). The playback also seems just a little bit choppy, but not much (haven't tried to burn to a DVD yet though).
I am not sure if I am using the right render settings in Premiere.