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    Hi everyone just new today, I have for the first time tryed to put my DV footage onto DVD but the quality is not as near good as the original tape.

    I use Windows Movie Maker to edit and saved the file type as: CV-AVI PAL then i use Nero vision express to burn onto DVD. When i view it on my DVD or DIVX player at home it's not as crisp and clear and the contrast looks very bright.

    I would like to get them much better quality but i'm a complete novice, am i saving it wrong for the UK and is the software i use not up to much.

    I know that Adobe Premier is quite good and i have a 6.0 copy but havent got a clue how to use it, where could i get a clear and easy to follow basic tutorials with pictures.

    Is there also a better burning software thats simple to use.

    All help most appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerryt View Post
    Hi everyone just new today, I have for the first time tryed to put my DV footage onto DVD but the quality is not as near good as the original tape.

    I use Windows Movie Maker to edit and saved the file type as: CV-AVI PAL then i use Nero vision express to burn onto DVD. When i view it on my DVD or DIVX player at home it's not as crisp and clear and the contrast looks very bright.

    I would like to get them much better quality but i'm a complete novice, am i saving it wrong for the UK and is the software i use not up to much.

    I know that Adobe Premier is quite good and i have a 6.0 copy but havent got a clue how to use it, where could i get a clear and easy to follow basic tutorials with pictures.

    Is there also a better burning software thats simple to use.

    All help most appreciated
    If you're thinking 'Adobe' then I would consider getting a copy of Premiere Elements. It's the 'home' version of Premiere Pro and even has DVD authoring with menus built in so you'll have an all-in-one package. If you do this then also consider buying it as a bundle with Photoshop Elements for even better value.

    Never used WMM so can't comment on your quality issues. sorry.

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    Welcome to the forums gerryt

    It's perhaps the bitrate that windows movie maker is using is not high enough. I just had a quick look and it seems as though it is using 512 for export which is not high enough. Usually I try to go between 4500 and 6500, depending on the length of the DVD. Try downloading a trail version of an encoder and use to convert to mpeg2

    Heres one of the best with a free trial download http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiner View Post
    Welcome to the forums gerryt

    It's perhaps the bitrate that windows movie maker is using is not high enough. I just had a quick look and it seems as though it is using 512 for export which is not high enough. Usually I try to go between 4500 and 6500, depending on the length of the DVD. Try downloading a trail version of an encoder and use to convert to mpeg2

    Heres one of the best with a free trial download http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html

    Hope this helps
    Not sure what you mean, i don't make movies a lot, its just some mountain bike footage shot from my helmet cam that i want onto DVD

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    It is not win mm that is the problem, if you capture to DV-avi and then output to DV-avi then it is as good as when you captured it, play a captured file in media player and then your saved output dv-avi file and the quality should look the same.

    Nero has always been a poor encoder, and this is probably where the problem lay. Tmpgenc is a very good encoder but as Alan says Premiere Elements and Photoshop Elements gives you the whole package, it is easy to learn and the mainconcept encoder included is good.
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    Gerryt, did you use a Firewire cable to connect the camcorder to the computer?

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    Yes, iv'e got a Sony TRV 25e and connected with a firewire, i'm going to try a free 30 day trial of premier elements 3.0 and see how i get on.

    Just another thought, does the type or quality of DVD disks you burn to matter, i'm using cheap Ritek printable disks.

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