I'm a director/dp that shoots film and has to have current demo dvd's in order to get more work from ad agencies. I have adobe premier pro 1.5 and would like to create my own demo reels on my computer. I shot a series of tv commercials on 35mm film and during the film transfer to digi beta i also requested a dvd of the best quality for my own post purposes.
the files are very large or at least I believe they are. I had to rip the files from the dvd to import them into premier. I riped them to avi and did an offline edit for the on-line in an AVID suite for the client. The rip was low rez and looked jagged and soft but since it had a time code burn throughout the AVID editor had no problem creating the on-line edit and everything worked out fine. Now as a director I did not like the clienbts version of the spots and thought I would post them myself for my demo and the internet. The internet is fine they would look fine but for a large TV playback they look terrible. The dvd from the post house of the raw footage has 5 vob's on it and i can import 1 and 5 - 1 is the color bars and 5 was the last couple of shots on the shoot. I put them on the time line and then burned them to a dvd to see what they would look like. They look very good on the large NTSC tv. Although, they had moray or jittery type of look almost like way too much detail. but the big problem I have is why I cannot import the files directly from the dvd into premier? and when you rip them down and post then export to dvd again they look bad. any ideas? my system is pentium 4, 2-200 gig drives, 2- 80 gig drives, 2 gig of ram,