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Alexandra Wain
Settings for a DVD re edit to burn on DVD
on Nov 26, 2012 at 5:06:55 pm

Hi everyone,

A client has given me a standard definition movie which is a DVD of her company. The movie was made in Nepal and she has non of the original files. She wanted me to re edit the DVD adding some new footage as well as deleting some parts which are not relevant anymore. I managed to eventually import the movie into FCP 7 and export it with no obvious quality issues. Because of this I told her it was a possible task for me to complete.

Unfortunately the movie needs to be burnt onto DVD so she can play it at people homes. By using Compressor and DVD Studio Pro I've been exporting different versions but the video looks awful on the TV screen, really pixelated and generally struggling to play. I am fairly new to compressor and DVD Studio Pro so this may be the issue. But can anyone give me any advice please?

Some more info of the footage in FCP 7:
The frame size of the movie is 768 x 576
Apple Pro Res 422 (LT)
Data Rate 4.2 MB/Sec
Vid Rate 25fps

I'm starting to think it may not be possible, in which case I need to let her know asap...

Thanks so much for listening,

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Chris Tompkins
Re: Settings for a DVD re edit to burn on DVD
on Nov 26, 2012 at 5:18:59 pm

Of course you can put it back on DVD.

When you ripped the DVD to .mov files?
DV 50 PAL would have been a wise choice.

When your edit is complete, export video using "Current Settings"

Drop that file into compressor. Choose a DVD preset.
Change the format to PAL if not already.
Match fields to the edit.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC

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Nick Meyers
Re: Settings for a DVD re edit to burn on DVD
on Nov 26, 2012 at 8:51:13 pm

i use ProRes LT, or sometimes ProRes422 for jobs like this.
i havent got bad results like you describe.

but the PAL frame size is 720 x 576
(768 x 576 works with square pixels, but PAL pixels are not square)

maybe you should re-rip with real PAL frame size.
you should be able to reconnect quite painlessly as long as your TC matches,
and make another DVD


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