I have a miniDVD camcorder (yes, maybe I should have got DV, but never mind). I've done some simple edit in Adobe Premiere Elements and burned to DVD. The image quality on the DVD is similar to viewing directly from the miniDVD but shows shakiness where there is camera movement, which there isn't when viewing with the miniDVD. Is this just a matter of different degrees of compression? I'm not clear if the file format remains as MPEG during capturing, editing, rendering, encoding, burning, etc or if some other format is involved (I found some .avi files in the Premiere folders on my PC.)
Also I burned a copy of the DVD with my DVD software (Sonic DigitalMedia) and the copy is of inferior quality - it breaks up and pixellates - which seems odd.
Any help welcome.