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How can i produce the best quality DVD


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I am new to EMC9. I have a Panasonic Digital Video camera (model # PV-GS300) and I want to get the home video's I take with the video camera onto a DVD so I can send copies to family. I have tried the following but it produces a bad image...

 

1) Use media import to import the image from tape and save as an AVI file

2) Use VideoWave to make minor edits, again saving the file as AVI.

3) Bring the AVI file into MYDVD and add a menu. I save the output as an ISO file.

4) Use Roxio RecordNow Copy to burn the ISO image to the DVD

 

The image is not of good quality. Looks like a bunch of squares moving around the screen. If I do the same process, but start off by producing MPEG2 output in the first step, the image is much, much better. Intuitively, this doesn't make sense to me, but I am a pure novice here. Can someone help me out?

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I am new to EMC9. I have a Panasonic Digital Video camera (model # PV-GS300) and I want to get the home video's I take with the video camera onto a DVD so I can send copies to family. I have tried the following but it produces a bad image...

 

1) Use media import to import the image from tape and save as an AVI file

2) Use VideoWave to make minor edits, again saving the file as AVI.

3) Bring the AVI file into MYDVD and add a menu. I save the output as an ISO file.

4) Use Roxio RecordNow Copy to burn the ISO image to the DVD

 

The image is not of good quality. Looks like a bunch of squares moving around the screen. If I do the same process, but start off by producing MPEG2 output in the first step, the image is much, much better. Intuitively, this doesn't make sense to me, but I am a pure novice here. Can someone help me out?

 

Read this from the Tips and Tricks forum http://forums.support.roxio.com/index.php?showtopic=15366

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Hi there, Your edited project is saved in Video wave, I believe.

 

Have you tried saving the output as wmv? Then burn this into Mydvd?

 

You was saying that you did save this as Avi, this should be sufficient and the quality should be good, the only other reason it could be is the length of your home video, is this more than 1 hour? If so I believe the quality does go down. Or could it be your video card?? Please give your pc spec so Roxio guru's can help you further.

 

Another thing that came to mind is when in mydvd make sure you burn to good qaulity.

 

Will try WMV and let you know what happens.

 

Here are the specs on my pc:

 

Dell Latitude D620

T7200 @ 2GHZ

2GM RAM

Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M/ Driver 84.69 May 1, 2006

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I'd like to make a slightly different suggestion than what KAZ suggested. After you have done all your editing, output that file (use the film reel icon) to a mpg2 for DVD best quality. When you then go to MyDVD to burn it to a disc, just use that mpg2 file.

 

Just a thought, when you are in MyDVD and selected new project, make sure that the program has not selected VCD. Also don't judge the final product on the preview. That preview is low quality so it can be viewed quickly. You really need to burn to a DVD to see what the final quality is. Use a RW to preview or create an ISO file and then preview that in Disc Copier.

 

:D Worked!!! Got the quality I am looking for. Thanks so much to everyone who posted here and gave me advice. I appreciate your patience and wisdom.

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Thanks much for the pointer. I will try it and let you know what happens.

 

Ok.... I did everything you suggested. Here is what I found.

 

1) Import via Media Import and save as MPEG2

2) Go directly to MyDVD and create an ISO image

3) Burn to DVD

 

After this sequence the quality is wonderful. Couldn't ask for more.

 

Here is the problem. Once I use VideoWave to edit the file created in step one above, the quality goes down the toilet. I am doing some minor edits. No transitions. I then save as a project and use MyDVD to create the ISO image, burn to DVD and the quality is bad.

 

Any clue as to why this is?

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Step 1 - save as DV AVI. Editing compressed files like MPEG 2 isn't recommended.

 

Sorry I haven't replied recently.... been tied up in a few things around the house.

 

AVI was no help. Bad quality. What is even stranger is if I go from Media Import (AVI format) directly to MyDVD with no edits, the quality is still bad. This really isnt making any sense to me.

 

The only way I can get a quality image is to go from Media Import (MPEG2 format) into MyDVD with no edits.

 

Anyone have any ideas? I am about to give up.

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Will try WMV and let you know what happens.

 

Here are the specs on my pc:

 

Dell Latitude D620

T7200 @ 2GHZ

2GM RAM

Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110M/ Driver 84.69 May 1, 2006

 

I'd like to make a slightly different suggestion than what KAZ suggested. After you have done all your editing, output that file (use the film reel icon) to a mpg2 for DVD best quality. When you then go to MyDVD to burn it to a disc, just use that mpg2 file.

 

Just a thought, when you are in MyDVD and selected new project, make sure that the program has not selected VCD. Also don't judge the final product on the preview. That preview is low quality so it can be viewed quickly. You really need to burn to a DVD to see what the final quality is. Use a RW to preview or create an ISO file and then preview that in Disc Copier.

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Sorry I haven't replied recently.... been tied up in a few things around the house.

 

AVI was no help. Bad quality. What is even stranger is if I go from Media Import (AVI format) directly to MyDVD with no edits, the quality is still bad. This really isnt making any sense to me.

 

The only way I can get a quality image is to go from Media Import (MPEG2 format) into MyDVD with no edits.

 

Anyone have any ideas? I am about to give up.

 

Hi there, Your edited project is saved in Video wave, I believe.

 

Have you tried saving the output as wmv? Then burn this into Mydvd?

 

You was saying that you did save this as Avi, this should be sufficient and the quality should be good, the only other reason it could be is the length of your home video, is this more than 1 hour? If so I believe the quality does go down. Or could it be your video card?? Please give your pc spec so Roxio guru's can help you further.

 

Another thing that came to mind is when in mydvd make sure you burn to good qaulity.

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