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This is my first post and after searching through the previous threads I have not found anything that has helped. Please help as we are at our wits end and have made several coasters so far.

 

We are using VideoWave and MyDVD to create a DVD project of my son's Christmas Program. We have used the program several times in the past to create similar projects with great results. However, this time we are very unhappy with the final result.

 

We used the same camcorder, a Panasonic Mini-DV, and followed what we believe is the same procedure. The only difference I can see is that we have purchased and are using a new computer. The video was captured to the computer in .AVI format. We then used VideoWave to create the chapters from the capture. MyDVD was then utilized to create the main and chapter selection menus. Once complete the project was burned to an image file and then burned to a DVD+R.

 

The video on the DVD is very pixilated and seems blurry. When the source .AVI is played using Windows Media Player it looks very good as does the originally mini-DV played through the camcorder.

 

Any ideas on what is going wrong? Any possible ways to improve the DVD video quality?

 

Thanks!

 

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This is my first post and after searching through the previous threads I have not found anything that has helped. Please help as we are at our wits end and have made several coasters so far.

 

We are using VideoWave and MyDVD to create a DVD project of my son's Christmas Program. We have used the program several times in the past to create similar projects with great results. However, this time we are very unhappy with the final result.

 

We used the same camcorder, a Panasonic Mini-DV, and followed what we believe is the same procedure. The only difference I can see is that we have purchased and are using a new computer. The video was captured to the computer in .AVI format. We then used VideoWave to create the chapters from the capture. MyDVD was then utilized to create the main and chapter selection menus. Once complete the project was burned to an image file and then burned to a DVD+R.

 

The video on the DVD is very pixilated and seems blurry. When the source .AVI is played using Windows Media Player it looks very good as does the originally mini-DV played through the camcorder.

 

Any ideas on what is going wrong? Any possible ways to improve the DVD video quality?

 

Thanks!

 

It doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. Try this. In MyDVD, click on Tools/Options, then click in the circle to the left of Software, under Render with. Then follow the steps that you did before, for burning.

 

Also, before burning, in MyDVD, make sure that you set the quality (bottom of screen), in the drop down box, to High Quality (HQ). You might not have to change to Software rendering. Try it both ways, but have quality set to HQ, in both cases.

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Thanks for the reply. We have tried both Hardware and Software rendering already. Software took quite a bit longer than hardware and there really wasn't much if any difference in the final product. Next time we will make sure HQ is selected but I'm not sure if there will be a difference or not. I'll report back.

 

Thanks.

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Thanks for the reply. We have tried both Hardware and Software rendering already. Software took quite a bit longer than hardware and there really wasn't much if any difference in the final product. Next time we will make sure HQ is selected but I'm not sure if there will be a difference or not. I'll report back.

 

Thanks.

 

HQ will make a big difference. Fit to Disc produces lesser quality final products. At least, when I tried it, it did.

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Setting it to HQ worked. We did a test (not the actual final project) set to HQ and got good results. Now I am having another problem. After burning the project to an image file and then burning a DVD, Roxio shows the disc was burned successfully but it will not show up in my player (PlayStation 3) and it will not play on the computer either. I can play the .ISO just fine but the burned disc is unreadable.

 

In trying to fix the problem I noticed that from MyDVD when you click burn and then tell it to burn to image there is a greyed out pull down menu for Target Media. I cannot change what is in the box but it says "-R DL". The project is only 3.3 GB and I am wanting to use DVD+R media. Does this have anything to do with my problem?

 

Thanks.

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Setting it to HQ worked. We did a test (not the actual final project) set to HQ and got good results. Now I am having another problem. After burning the project to an image file and then burning a DVD, Roxio shows the disc was burned successfully but it will not show up in my player (PlayStation 3) and it will not play on the computer either. I can play the .ISO just fine but the burned disc is unreadable.

 

In trying to fix the problem I noticed that from MyDVD when you click burn and then tell it to burn to image there is a greyed out pull down menu for Target Media. I cannot change what is in the box but it says "-R DL". The project is only 3.3 GB and I am wanting to use DVD+R media. Does this have anything to do with my problem?

 

Thanks.

 

No, you should be burning the image (ISO) file to a file on your hard drive; not on a disc. Use Creator Classic to copy the ISO to a blank disc -- either + or dash.

 

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