I create my compositions at 1920x1080 since that is what my camera outputs in AVCHD format at 60fps. When I render I'm resizing down to 720x405. I have some basic rendering questions that I can't quite figure out on my own.
1) Should I forget about the ratio and force 720x480?
2) What file type will includes sound and not lose too much quality?
Previous renders showed AVIs and MOV files are too large. H.264 creates a separate .m4v file which I don't think will work for putting it on a DVD. FLV is the only thing I've found that is respectable in size and includes sound. If anyone can share their preferred render settings for DVD clips I'd be so relieved. Cause each render is another hours wait. Thanks in advance
DVDs require MPEG-2s. There are presets in the Output Module that allow you to select an ideal (though not necessarily optimal) setting.
DVD authoring apps require strict adherence to DVD standards. So, you do need to stick with 720x480. You should scale to fit the height of 480. Your width will be larger than 720. YOu can center the composition as it is or re-position it on the x-axis.