I'm getting poor results from rendering my Hi8 footage through Vegas and DVD Architect.
To see where the problem was being introduced, I used some HD content I'd downloaded from the web as source material. I used the Vegas pre-sets for PAL DVD Architect and created the DVD. Quality was fine.
Then I tried to use the Hi8 captured source directly in DVD Architect, so removing Vegas from the mix completely. Resulting quality was again fine.
So, I'm doing something wrong in Vegas. I must have the wrong settings, so the redering process is messing up. If I try to describe this, it looks like the frame rate is too slow and the 'quality' as in resolution is much lower than the source material.
So, what settings am I using ?
For capture I used the 720*576 (the highest PAL SD setting) with my svideo ATI capture card, using the sony Video Capture 6.0 and YUV codec in uncompressed. Should I use the 400 lines capture, as Hi8 has only 400 lines resolution ?
Vegas Render Setting
I used the Mainconcept MPEG-2 PAL DVD setting and DVD Architect PAL Video Stream for video, and the AC3 one for audio. I also tried the MPEG-2 PAL DVD setting, which includes the audio, but got the same results.
I used the PAL DVD settings.
Any pointers much appreciated. I've read through the documentation, and also looked to see if there is a book available to help me - there are lots for Premiere, but none for Vegas !