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Image Quality in Slideshows


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New user on the forum ... so be gentle. The slideshow function in my Creator 2010 works perfectly on my Windows 7 computer. Creator makes the slideshows including all the advanced features (audio, pan and zoom, etc.). Successfully burns DVD+R discs that successfully play on my DVD player and my HD television.

 

I am totally satisfied ... EXCEPT ...

 

The image quality of the finished slideshow product (as seen on my HD television) is WAY short of what I desire. I'm using high resolution still photos and I'm using the highest quality setting in Creator 2010 ... and yet the photos look lousy on the HDTV. They look like very low resolution snapshot photos.

 

National Geographic photographers have the same camera equipment that I have ... but slideshows made with their still photos broadcast on my HDTV look fantastic while mine look low quality.

 

I have the capability of burning and showing BluRay as well ... but I suspect and fear that the poor image quality would also be present on BluRay (and I would have wasted an expensive BluRay disc).

 

Am I making some fundamental mistake?

Thanks for any suggestions!

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New user on the forum ... so be gentle. The slideshow function in my Creator 2010 works perfectly on my Windows 7 computer. Creator makes the slideshows including all the advanced features (audio, pan and zoom, etc.). Successfully burns DVD+R discs that successfully play on my DVD player and my HD television.

 

I am totally satisfied ... EXCEPT ...

 

The image quality of the finished slideshow product (as seen on my HD television) is WAY short of what I desire. I'm using high resolution still photos and I'm using the highest quality setting in Creator 2010 ... and yet the photos look lousy on the HDTV. They look like very low resolution snapshot photos.

 

National Geographic photographers have the same camera equipment that I have ... but slideshows made with their still photos broadcast on my HDTV look fantastic while mine look low quality.

 

I have the capability of burning and showing BluRay as well ... but I suspect and fear that the poor image quality would also be present on BluRay (and I would have wasted an expensive BluRay disc).

 

Am I making some fundamental mistake?

Thanks for any suggestions!

Well, if you're not making a Bluray/HiDef disc are you making an AVCHD disc then? If not, then you're limiting yourself to Standard Def quality. (~720x480) Also, how long is your slideshow presentation?

 

Let us know what project type you chose, DVD or AVCHD (apparently you didn't choose BluRay)?

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Well, if you're not making a Bluray/HiDef disc are you making an AVCHD disc then? If not, then you're limiting yourself to Standard Def quality. (~720x480) Also, how long is your slideshow presentation?

 

Let us know what project type you chose, DVD or AVCHD (apparently you didn't choose BluRay)?

 

My initial slideshow was 17 minutes. When the initial show was not the quality I wanted, I made a second show of about 1 minute ... to try different image resolutions. The second show was not any better. They were both DVD.

 

My thinking was that a DVD slideshow would be as good quality as any DVD movie I can play on my HD TV. My slideshows were nowhere as good as a DVD movie.

 

I did not try AVCHD. Will AVCHD play on a standard DVD player? Will AVCHD provide better image quality? Can AVCHD be recorded on a standard DVD disc?

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Additional information. I now see that AVCHD can be recorded on standard DVD. But can only be played on a BluRay player.

I burned another copy of the slideshow ... this time using AVCHD quality. Apparently records in "best quality" as a "MPEG4(AVI)" file.

I could not see any improvement in image quality when played with a BluRay player.

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Additional information. I now see that AVCHD can be recorded on standard DVD. But can only be played on a BluRay player.

I burned another copy of the slideshow ... this time using AVCHD quality. Apparently records in "best quality" as a "MPEG4(AVI)" file.

I could not see any improvement in image quality when played with a BluRay player.

Yes, you should be able to get the same quality you see on any DVD, as a DVD. In MyDVD, you want to make sure you have the output set to HQ, not "Fit to Disc". And in most cases, the preference is to write to a .ISO file (selected when you go to write your output) and then write the .ISO to DVD using Video Copy and Convert.

 

Maybe that'll help?

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