I am using mpeg2 (program stream pal widescreen) to render avchd material on dvd. I want to put 2hrs of material on dvd, can someone please tell me all settings i have to put in render customatization so my movie could fit on dvd?
AVCHD is a high-definition format. You can save it to a DVD, but this DVD will only play on BluRay disc players and a DVD can only hold about 20-30 minutes of video. Is this what you're trying to do?
Otherwise, DVD is a standard definition format. You can fit about 70 minutes of full-quality standard definition video on a DVD disc. You may be able to squeeze a bit more on at reduced quality -- or, if your hardware supports it, you can add about twice that much on a dual-layer disc. But. again, it will be standard definition, not high-def or AVCHD.
I think he means he's wanting to render out to fit a BD5 (BlurRay on 5GB DVD/ManufacturedDisc).
Aleks, unless you use something that can "automagically" fit the movie you are making into a certain file size (by indicating the final file size output), you would have to calculate it manually and plug that into Vegas
Let's see.. 2 hours into 4300MB means
4300 / 120 minutes = 35.8 MB per minute
60 seconds in one minute means 35.8 MB per minute = 0.597 MB per second
8 bits in one Byte means 0.597 MB = 4.77Mb per second
which in kilobits is 4770kbps
which seems about right..
assuming a 192k audio stream that leaves 4578kbps
So, you just have to plug in say 4550k
into your Bitrate when customizing the template and render it out to BluRay format (with a 192kbps audio stream) and then write that to your DVD in BluRay format (you will only be able to view it in BluRay players)
I would recommend an MPEG-4 (to be able to use Deblocking) at that bitrate, if you wanted it to look better of course.. Good luck with it!
>>>write that to your DVD in BluRay format<<<
Remember that the current DVD A Studio and Pro burn Blu-ray content to Blu-ray media only, so you need an early build of AS 5.0 or AP 5.2 (or other software) for that.
I am saying bitcalculator, gave me bitrate, it was too big, i mean, with those 4681 k/bits i got 5 gb. witch cant fit on dvd. DVD architect studio was giving me message about size, so i started using dvd architect pro, and message was gone.. (message about, my rendered video is too large for dvd)
I suggest doing your editing in Vegas, but rendering out to a high-quality, high-bitrate MPEG-2 file.
Then, take that file and put it in DVD Architect or some other DVD-preparation program and compile it out to a Folder/Directory.
Then, take that folder and compress it to fit onto a DVD (so you will have no problems messing around with bitrates, etc) with some sort of DVD fit/shrink/resize/recompress application, so that it fits perfectly onto one DVD disc. Then you will have your Master, ready to go and built to the proper size.
Good luck with it!
Aleksandar, IF you don't mind recompressing your footage and don't want to "mess around with bitrates, etc", you don't need an external "some sort of DVD fit/shrink/resize/recompress application, so that it fits perfectly onto one DVD disc."
You can use "Fit to Disc" in your DVD A Studio How Do I: Making clips too large for DVD fit onto the DVD