Help needed please

Markmh wrote on 2/3/2016, 8:58 AM
Hi. I have Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12. Every now and again I import my holiday video from the Camcorder. The main issue I have is how to get the best image onto a DVD for playing on a DVD player that has upscaling on it.

I import the movie into Vegas, do the match the project to the video procedure - and I get a 1440 x 1080 x32 25fps in the preview window. This is where I get stuck.

That is an HD video, so when I go to Burn DVD I get a 576 x720 only. So I go with that and it burns fine and plays fine (apart from quality isnt that crisp on the TV).

If I click Blu ray to burn, it asks for a BluRay disc - well I dont have them. BuT i do have a Blu-ray player in the house which i have burnt DVD's in HD from Vegas before that played nicely on the Blu Ray player. (but I cant remember how I did it.

I have just tried to do "render movie" option now (as a 1440x1080) but what do I do with that file after its finished. How do I get it to the DVD and will it play on the DVD player?

Im so confused every time I do a holiday video, dread it.

Can someone help me here .



vkmast wrote on 2/3/2016, 10:53 AM
The current SCS stand below (SCS KB # 4415).
Burning AVCHD content to disc

If you want to read discussions on the topic, "Search" to get threads such as Blu-ray on DVD, which mentions other options as well btw.

Why not get a Blu-ray burner? I did, some years ago.
Markmh wrote on 2/3/2016, 2:51 PM
Hi, thanks for your reply.

I really want to watch HD DVD on a DVD player. The film was made in 1440x1080, so I just cant understand why it will only burn at 570 or whatever it is for use on my TV.

vkmast wrote on 2/3/2016, 3:02 PM
>>>I really want to watch HD DVD on a DVD player<<<

OK. Good luck.
Former users wrote on 2/3/2016, 3:18 PM
Did you read any of the suggested posts?
Eagle Six wrote on 2/3/2016, 3:55 PM
Hi Mark,

Do you have the Sony DVD Architect program? If so, instead of Make Movie > DVD, you could use Render As and the appropriate template for PAL DVD, then increase the bitrate and do a 2-pass render. This might improve the crispness.

If you don't have DVD Architect, do you have any other DVD aurhoring program and which one(s)?

Best Regards....George

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vkmast wrote on 2/3/2016, 4:05 PM
He really wants to watch HD DVD (HD content) on a DVD player.
George's suggestion may help with the crispness as may upscaling, but it's still not HD.
I'd suggest he should consider other options as implied in other posts.

MSP 12 and MSPS 12 come with DVD Architect Studio 5.0.
musicvid10 wrote on 2/3/2016, 6:51 PM
Dump your 1440x1080 on a DVD disc as a data file and see if it will play. You might get 20 minutes or so.
Markmh wrote on 2/4/2016, 1:30 AM
Hi Guys, Thanks you for all your inputs.

yes I do have DVD Architect - never used in mind. I import my holiday video into MSP 12 and add bits and bobs, text, sounds etc, generally edit it.

I just wondered why a 1440 x 1018 shot film cannot be put on a DVD in 1080 as opposed to 576.

I can render in MSP12 as 1440x1080 then end up with a MPEG2 ( think), but how do I get that on a DVD - If I could would that work?

Many thanks
vkmast wrote on 2/4/2016, 2:29 AM
>>>I just wondered why a 1440 x 1018 shot film cannot be put on a DVD in 1080 as opposed to 576.<<<

Because DVDs conform to a standard definition:
720x480 pixels (DVD NTSC)
720x576 pixels (DVD PAL)

Read more in e.g. What is DVD? and DVD-Video.

If you're unwilling to try other options, do what musicvid10 says.
"Dump your 1440x1080 on a DVD disc "

You may or may not lose a dvd blank but gain some peace of mind.

UKharrie wrote on 2/14/2016, 9:19 AM
I recall reading that you used to be able to burn AVCHD to DVD discs, but recent versions of DVDAS have stopped that...such a pity when it was Sony that proposed the standard some while ago.
I guess that Sony would like you to use their BD blank-media, which is about 5x the cost of ordinary DVD . . . . although someone will no-doubt say they get their's cheaper.

The DVD standard is pretty poor ( by Modern standards....) - Yet that's what we've been buying and it appears to be satisfactory - but the Commercial discs are "pressed", whereas ours use a funny dye-process which is "probably" far less robust - hence some folks suggesting that DVD ( and home-burnt CD ) are not "Archive Quality".

I suspect the same applies to BD discs too, despite their higher price - that's what the Market will stand for the increased Play-Time.

OP should consider using "Memory Sticks" with a suitable solid-state Player - suddenly all that messing about will be removed:- just Copy - Paste and the job's done.
Next-up is seeing what the originals are really like played on a dedicated Player - they will look-fine in the camcorder - but blown-up to Big-Screen . . . .

Good Luck.