Ok...I have just used Vegas for the first time and although I am impressed with it so far I am a bit disapointed with the quality of the finished DVD. I had trouble capturing in Vegas so captured using Movie Maker at highest possible quality (720 x 576 25fps PAL) I then opened this up in Vegas, edited and rendered it at 720 X 576 PAL mpeg2 (same setting as before) Quality at this stage appeared fine on the pc.
I then used DVD Architect to burn the dvd and used mpeg2 quality again. The finished project is not terrible quality but is definitely worse than prior to burning the dvd, a bit jerky and blurred. Is it better to render the video and audio seperately in Vegas and then use DVD Architect to render them together?
My system is only just up to the job of editing (rendering took nearly 3 hours) and wondered whether this could be the reason or does this only affect the speed of rendering rather than the quality? What other factors can affect the finished quality? Speed of burning? Method of capturing? This is my first post on this forum so apologies for making it such a long and drawn out question. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.
512 mb pc2700Ram
single 120gb hd with seperate partition of 40gb for editing
LG GSA-4167B multi dvd drive
Sony TRV 238E Digital 8 camcorder