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Compressing A Dvd

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Is there a way to compress a DVD so that the quality is Hollywood style? Because real DVD's have very high quality footage which does not look at all pixalized. Is there any technology that can provide that these days? Is DL DVD the way to go in EMC8? How to?

 

Tnx, for this post, and all others, ahead of time!

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Is there a way to compress a DVD so that the quality is Hollywood style? Because real DVD's have very high quality footage which does not look at all pixalized. Is there any technology that can provide that these days? Is DL DVD the way to go in EMC8? How to?

 

Tnx, for this post, and all others, ahead of time!

If you're using 7.1 and above you can encode your project at best quality to an ISO file, then use Disc Copier to burn the ISO file to fit to disc. This will allow the best possible quality. However, time is your major factor.

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Is there a way to compress a DVD so that the quality is Hollywood style? Because real DVD's have very high quality footage which does not look at all pixalized. Is there any technology that can provide that these days? Is DL DVD the way to go in EMC8? How to?

 

It's also going to depend on the quality of the video that you import. If you're importing from VHS tapes, there's no way that the quality will be the same as that of a digital camcorder. Digital camcorders record more horizontal lines then analog tapes.

 

If you import in mpeg2 from an analog source, you're going to get more pixelation. (At least, that's what happens when I import mpeg2.)

 

When I import DV AVI files from an analog source, the quality on the final DVD isn't perfect, but it has a much better picture.

 

A dual layer DVD will allow you to put around 2 hours of high quality video onto a DVD, but then you have to find a DVD player that will play it.

 

Whatever you decide, check out the system requirements before you buy.

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It's also going to depend on the quality of the video that you import. If you're importing from VHS tapes, there's no way that the quality will be the same as that of a digital camcorder. Digital camcorders record more horizontal lines then analog tapes.

 

If you import in mpeg2 from an analog source, you're going to get more pixelation. (At least, that's what happens when I import mpeg2.)

 

When I import DV AVI files from an analog source, the quality on the final DVD isn't perfect, but it has a much better picture.

 

A dual layer DVD will allow you to put around 2 hours of high quality video onto a DVD, but then you have to find a DVD player that will play it.

 

Whatever you decide, check out the system requirements before you buy.

 

Alright... so .avi is the way to go for best quality? And is there another encoding that makes it even better...? Like HD video or something (I don't know much about it).

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Alright... so .avi is the way to go for best quality? And is there another encoding that makes it even better...? Like HD video or something (I don't know much about it).

 

You'd have to find a way to get HD video into your computer and I don't think the devices exist yet to convert the video to HD. HD camcorders cost around $2,000 minimum and I have no idea how big a hard drive you'd need, but I'll bet it's huge.

 

So yes. The best quality from a VHS tape is the best avi that you can import.

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If you're using 7.1 and above you can encode your project at best quality to an ISO file, then use Disc Copier to burn the ISO file to fit to disc. This will allow the best possible quality. However, time is your major factor.

Hello. I've been browsing through all the helpful advice and tips in this forum and I am trying to do what you suggested. I have an MPG file that was created by ATI MMC capturing from my All-in-wonder tuner. It was captured at the highest quality mpeg setting. I used DVD builder to "burn" it to an ISO file and used the preview in Disc Copier to play it back. The beginning of the file is fine, but near the end the audio lages the video by a second or two. I did not edit the mpeg at all since the capture, just brought it into DVD builder as the only title.

 

I've had this audio lag problem pretty consistently with EMC 7.5, no matter which variation of processing steps I've tried. It makes an unusable DVD. I had an earlier version of EMC, but I don't think I tried to use it to put an mpeg onto a DVD.

 

Any suggestions?

 

BTW, thanks to all who take the time in this forum to try to help those of us with less experience with EMC,

John

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