Chienworks wrote on 7/9/2015, 9:19 AM
Set up your project for SD widescreen NTSC or PAL, depending on where you are. Match progressive/interlaced to your source material, and if in NTSC frame rate either 29.97 or 23.976 depending on the frame rate your camera shoots, or leave it at 25 if PAL. Render to MPEG2 using the DVD Architect widescreen NTSC or PAL template. Use the highest bitrate you can afford to still fit on the disc without going over 8.5Mbps.
doublehamm wrote on 7/9/2015, 9:22 AM
You won't get 4k footage off of a DVD. Best you can do is regular HD burning AVCHD disc.
Warper wrote on 7/9/2015, 9:30 AM
Project settings should be similar to rendering template. That way in preview experience will be mostly the same as in final render.
Full resolution rendering quality should be "Best" (for resize quality).
Better disable "Adjust source media to better match project or rendering settings", it can produce unexpected results.
If you want to render archive copy in full resolution, well, source properties for project can be useful in this case, but you can change project settings on the fly.

Rendering is easier. There are templates for DVD Architect in Mainconcept mpeg-2 codec for video. You need one appropriate to your country (PAL/NTSC). You may need to reduce bitrate in template settings if your video is longer than about 40 minutes so it fits in single layer DVD.
For audio (it's rendered sepatarely for DVD architect) use Doubly Digital AC-3 Pro Stereo DVD for audio (if you don't want to mess with 3D audio).
aerial perspectives wrote on 7/9/2015, 9:34 AM
thanks....there are so many templates.....I didn't want to waste the original quality
dxdy wrote on 7/9/2015, 10:21 AM
Unfortunately, the DVD will never look as good as your original video.

I have this discussion with clients frequently - DVD was designed for SD, and now we are working in HD and even 4K.

But, they complain, we used to get better results with an SD camera going to DVD.

When I show them that the SD camera looked great because it was looking at a much narrower piece of the stage, and the HD camera will look better looking at the same slice of stage, they say "oh. But we love the wide perspective."
musicvid10 wrote on 7/9/2015, 10:26 AM
"I didn't want to waste the original quality "
In downsampling from 4K to DVD standard, you will lose 96% of the original data, retaining only 4% of the original resolution. The math is straightforward.

[r]Evolution wrote on 7/10/2015, 4:24 PM
Bluray will look a lot better than DVD... but still may not look as good as your original.