I am new to this forum. I just joined yesterday. It's great to be part of this forum.
Since the last few weeks I have been trying to convert my home made holiday movie to DVD (PAL) format but I am not getting the proper picture quality.
I have a Sony HD 1080i camcorder and have transferred the movie to my computer. I use Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 for my movie editing and I now have the edited movie on m2t files.
The movie on m2t files is of excellent HD quality.
I first converted the m2t files directly to DVD using Premeire Pro 2.0 but the quality was extremely poor.
I then sought advice from someone who suggested the following:
1. Convert m2t files to uncompressed AVI with the Huffyuv codec using TMPG encoder.
2. Then convert the uncompressed AVI files to DVD using Canopus Pro Coder resulting in m2v files.
3. Then render the m2v files to DVD using Adobe Encore.
I did bit rate budgeting and used a bit rate of 4700 which is optimum for a 2 hour movie. I also chose the highest quality options in each of the above software and also used the 2 pass variable rate encoding options BUT STILL THE PICTURE QUALITY is nowhere near what a DVD should be. It is more like VCD and is FULL OF NOISE.
Can someone please suggest a better method so that the final DVD quality is better.
I need to present the final DVD to at least 30 friends and relatives and I want to impress them.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.