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Lavoy Shepherd
Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:42:22 pm

I'm using Compressor 90 Min best Quality setting with 1080i footage to make DVD's. There seems to be a big quality loss from time line to the DVD. Is there a better way?


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Michael Gissing
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 9:56:59 pm

http://forums.creativecow.net/faq/applefinalcutpro

Check the recommendations in the FAQ 'HD show to SD DVD' to see if your workflow is right. You haven't provided enough detail of your process, so check the recommended one first.


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Lavoy Shepherd
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:42:57 pm

Some of the footage was shot on a Sony Camera in 1080i HDV. Some was shot on a JVC 700 in 1080i. It is edited together in a 1080i time line. That seams to work fine and looks great on a HD preview monitor. I then save it out to a Quick Time file using the Current Settings. I then pull that Quick Time file into Compressor to make the m2v file. I use the 90 Min. Best Quality settings in compressor. I then put that file into Studio Pro to make the DVD. On a SD TV it shows up as Letter Box, and looks good. On the HD monitor it looks very compressed and grainy not at all like it looked before going into compressor.


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Michael Gissing
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:56:14 pm

[Lavoy Shepherd] "On the HD monitor it looks very compressed and grainy not at all like it looked before going into compressor."

Well the image has gone from 1920 x1080 to SD 720 x 480 (if NTSC) and also crunched to mpeg2 at a lousy data rate. Then the HD monitor is upscaling it back to HD. You have to be reasonable about your expectations. Nothing wrong with the workflow.


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Paul Jay
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:30:36 pm

You also have to realize that DVD is a SD format.
Watching this on a HD monitor will always look less.

But the frame controls resize filter will give you the best result in Standard def DVD for sure.


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Paul Jay
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 10:26:52 pm

Export quicktime movie with current settings ( HD )
Import in Compressor
Choose DVD best quality preset.
Edit preset with Inspector
Turn on Frame Controls ( deselect adaptive details)
Resize Filter BEST
Save preset for next time
Submit

result GOOD LOOKING SD DVD from HD source.


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Chris Borjis
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:13:27 pm

[Paul Jay] "deselect adaptive details)"

Paul, what does that do?



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Paul Jay
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:26:46 pm

No really sure. I just know it looks great without it!! :P
But serious. I believe it has to do with de-interlacing, so you don't really need it when just using the Resize filter.


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Lavoy Shepherd
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 24, 2010 at 11:28:51 pm

I'm trying it right now let you know in a bit if it worked.
Thank You



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Lavoy Shepherd
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 25, 2010 at 12:01:34 am

What a difference. I knew there had to be a better way to do it.
Thank You
What about presets for putting the same file up on YouTube



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Paul Jay
Re: Make a DVD from 16x9 time line
on Nov 25, 2010 at 7:41:57 pm

Create a 1280x720 H264 movie for youtube. Also again with Frame Controls resize filter.
Please add the 'SOLUTION' mark to my last comment so people can see it solved your problem.

Good luck!!


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