Hello all I am new to the board and in need of some advice!
I am making an animation. I am creating the frames in photoshop, editing the footage in premiere, and doing some little effects to a couple of clips with after effects.
From what I read of similar problems when I was lurking on this board earlier on, it seems as though I am experiencing an age old problem: the video plays fine and looks great on my PC, but then when I burn it onto DVD (nero) and watch it on a DVD player connected to my TV, it jumps up and down, jitters around and every now and again the top of the screen bleeds out into the black bars a little bit. I also get jagged edges!
I read somewhere that sometimes if you 'render' footage too often it can lose quality- I though rendering was when you press Enter on your keypad and watched the preview. I suppose I've done that a couple of times, is that the cause?
Is it possible that exporting things back and forth between premiere and after effects would damge the footage? I wouldnt have thought so, both being adobe products and presumably designed to work wth one another?
Also, I am suspicious of how it only looks so awful when I watched a finished, burned DVD of it. What does it mean to check the video's 'bitrate' -- where do I look for it and how to you know if you have a good one or not?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post, and I would be so grateful for any advice you could offer