I am having difficulty rendering my MP4 clips into a DVD format.
Some background: In October 2009 I took a lot of video in Nepal and India using our Samsung WB550, on the max settings of 1080i. I used a trial version of Corel Studio Pro 4 to do the editing and make the Pal DVD, they were great when played on TV's.
Now: I have returned from Nepal again, same camera, same quality of clips but as I wanted to do the editing on an ongoing basis I bought Sony Vegas Studio HD platinum 10. It looks and feels similar to the Corel and I was able to edit my clips. BUT, I do not seem to get them rendered to a Pal DVD (via DVD Architect studio) without a significant loss in quality, and depending on settings some distortion of the proportions can occur. I have tried experimenting with numerous settings but without success.
The original clips from the camera have these characteristics:
Video: 30.000 fps progressive, 1280x720x12, AVC
I rendered the 2009 video into mpg: 1440x1080 25fps
Then it was authored into a Pal DVD with Corel.
I rendered the 2011 video into m2t: 1280x720 29fps AVCHD
I can render the new footage into mpg for viewing on a TV via the USB port, it works fine. I tried to match the rendered quality to the original clips and that worked well. The problem is rendering to DVD's.
We do not have a BluRay player or burner.
For those that are familiar with Vegas Studio 10, please add your tips or tricks so I can get the best quality out of the footage.