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#1 DucatiS4RS

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 03:03 PM

I purchased Creator 2009 for the sole purpose of making high resolution slideshows to play on my HDTV.

I currently have a Samsung Blu-Ray player that supports DVD-R and AVCHD.

The pictures I am trying to make a slideshow of are all at least 4000 x 3000 pixels in size.

My goal is to use standard DVD-R to make a slideshow of these pictures.  My theory is that the main difference between using a standard DVD-R and a Blu-Ray disk is the amount of storage.  So, I'm hoping that I can make slideshows up to an hour on the DVD-R and have them be high definition (1920x1080).

However, after playing with the software for the entire day, nothing I seem to do gives me a clear picture.  As soon as the individual pictures go through the slideshow engine, it seems they are always down sized to 720 x 480 as they would be for a standard DVD.

In fact, the only way I can even get a clear movie out, is if I save it as an 1080P mpeg-2 file, then try and burn that to the AVCHD.  But, that didn't play in my Blu-Ray player (trying again as I type this).

Can someone shed some light on what I'm doing wrong?

Even if I select the Blu-Ray DVD engine, the slideshow preview STILL looks fuzzy (not NEARLY as clear as the original image...still looks like it is being converted to 720 x 480).

Thanks.

#2 ggrussell

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Posted 13 September 2008 - 05:19 PM


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Even if I select the Blu-Ray DVD engine,
Not really sure what that choice is, but don't look at the preview as any indication of final output.  The preview is low resolution so most computers can view the preview in real time.

I'm not familiar with Blu-ray players, but I would assume the disc must be in standard DVD or Blu-ray disc format to play properly.  Since you want AVCHD, standard DVD format is out.

Open MyDVD 11
Choose Blu-ray project, Blu-ray no menu, AVCHD on standard DVD or AVCHD no menu on standard DVD.
I'm not sure how the first two options work. They may require a Blu-ray burner.  But I have used the last two successfully on my regular DVD burner.

These options should burn the disc in the correct Blu-ray format.
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Posted 14 September 2008 - 05:54 AM

OK, I tried what you suggested.  I opened a new project as AVCHD with no menus and I added (13) 4000 x 3000 pixel pictures.

I clicked burn and inserted a blank DVD-r

The burn process completed and ejected the disk.  When I put it into my Blu-Ray player, it didn't do anything.  When I put the disk back into my PC, windows does not see any files or folders.  This is the same case with the three attempts I made yesterday to make a AVCHD disk slideshow...

Will windows recognize a AVCHD disk and show the contents?

Thanks.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 06:05 AM

QUOTE (DucatiS4RS @ Sep 14 2008, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Will windows recognize a AVCHD disk and show the contents?
As I posted,, WinXP will not read these discs because it doesn't support UDF 2.5.  I don't know if Vista does or not. Haven't tried it.  I was able to play the disc under WinXP by downloading a driver and using PowerDVD 7.

Not sure why the Blu-ray player wouldn't recognize it.  Does it playback regular video DVDs that you burn?

I might have to bug the guys at Circuit City today. LOL  Take one of these discs and see what Blu-Ray players will play it back. smile.gif

Edited by ggrussell, 14 September 2008 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:32 AM

Here's my 2 cents. I have successfully burned high def video in avchd format and it played on a playstation 3 beautifully. I burned a second copy for a friend who tried it on his blue ray player (NOT a playstation) and he could not get it to play. In fact, he had a hard time getting the darn disk out of the player. So my question would be has anyone played (video or movie) burned from creator 2009 in avchd format and watched it successfully on a blue ray player? If so, can you share the specs of your blue ray player? Maybe people should take a disk with then when they go to a big box store to buy their blue ray player.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 07:46 AM

QUOTE (Moonbeam @ Sep 14 2008, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Maybe people should take a disk with then when they go to a big box store to buy their blue ray player.
I did this years ago when I was looking for a DVD player that could play back VCD or SVCD discs.  Most places are very helpful.

Times have changed a lot since those VCD days. LOL
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:11 AM

QUOTE (ggrussell @ Sep 14 2008, 06:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does it playback regular video DVDs that you burn?


Yes, it works fine as a standard DVD.

I am going to try and upgrade the firmware in the Blu-Ray player and see if that helps.  I just wish I had a known good disk.

Maybe I just go and buy a PS3 today at Costco, try it out, if it works, I just return the Blu-Ray player I bought from there two weeks ago.  If it doesn't, I return it...

Thanks for the help...I'll keep y'all posted.

If anybody else has any suggestions...please let me know...


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:12 AM

Got the PS3 at lunch and the disks I burned as AVCHD work perfectly.  Further more, the standard DVD I burned with just the MPEG-2 1080P file on it even works.  

All-in-all, the PS3 makes the slideshow possible.  The Samsung is going back.

Thanks for the help and Creator 9 seems to make AVCHD DVD's just fine.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 12:41 PM

Would be interesting to find out if the PS3 could play a 'data' DVD with a .m2t or .m2ts file directly from the camcorder (no editing).   Almost sounds as if the PS3 has more capabilities than a stand alone Blu-ray player.

Edited by ggrussell, 15 September 2008 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:07 PM

QUOTE (ggrussell @ Sep 14 2008, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I posted,, WinXP will not read these discs because it doesn't support UDF 2.5. I don't know if Vista does or not. Haven't tried it. I was able to play the disc under WinXP by downloading a driver and using PowerDVD 7.


I installed a UDF 2.5 driver (from http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=15597 )

I can read the contents in Windows Explorer of a mounted AVCHD.iso (slide show made in MyDVD 2009, AVCHD no menus). I can play it in PowerDVD 8 (by pointing to the m2ts file in the Streamk folder in the iso) or in Cineplayer 2009 (opens with Play H;\ (letter of my virtual drive).
Gspot also plays it, but although WMP 11 will open the file it does not play it correctly.

Edited by jeanrosenfeld, 16 September 2008 - 02:21 PM.

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