I have just started messing around with creating dvds to be played on standard dvd players and am looking for some advice to get on the right track to produce a good quallity product. This is also the first time i have ever posted anything to a forum so feel free to correct me on any lapses of proper etiquette.
I have access to the following equipment:Sony DCR-TRV33(NTSC), LG GSA 4040b Multi DVD writer, 120GB Secondary drive, Premiere Pro, MyDVD 4, Nero 5.
I have edited a 21 min video on Premiere and what i have tried so far. which of these is the best or should i be trying something different?
1.In Premiere tried exporting to DVD, it started and after 2.5 hours looked as though it would take about 6 hours to complete....i gave up and cancelled.
2. In Premiere did a FILE\EXPORT\MOVIE this created a AVI file. I then used MyDVD to burn to disc this worked.....did I lose quaility for speed?
3. In Premiere did a FILE\EXPORT\ADOBE MEDIA ENCODER then set the TRANSCODE SETTINGS to MPEG2-DVD then used MyDVD to burn to disc....is this a better sequence than the 2 above?...have i lost quality as compared to the many postings that recommend using TMPGenc to convert AVI to MPEG2?
I am playing much of this on a wide screen tv and am curious about the 16:9 setting on my camera is it just adding black lines on the top and bottom as mention in another post. Is it best to use this setting in the camera or is there a way to do this in that maintains quality in Premiere Pro?