I've just exported some of my work back to MiniDV tapes and I've got to say all the complaining I do about the quality of exporting comp's from AE7 and PP2, was wrong!
The quality is exceptional as if I'm watching a normal TV program when viewing through my camera on to an ordinary TV set.
Which leads me to my question-
Obviously once converting any AVI to Mpeg for DVD export, the quality MUST drop.
I can notice it dramatically, so I'm sure you guys that have been in this world for years, must also notice it to a considerable degree.
So how do you export to DVD with out loosing so much of that crisp clean look?
I use the latest version of Encore, but I'd go as far as saying the quality output is only half as good as when it's put on to DV Video!
How do the TV networks go about this. I read an article on someone who made a 13 part series for the 7 network over here in Australia, and he said something about they told him to export back to minidv before they take it and run it through something else- Is this what AVID is best for? Keeping the actual quality when converting to Mpeg etc, and getting stuff ready for actual broadcast?
and also, how come when you get a DVD from a video shop, is it's quality is so good?
Again is it Avid and how it formats the work?
Any replies from anyone knowing anything about this realm would be much appreciated for knowledge is the key to it all!!!