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I've a production comprises multiple photos and HD video clips but after I've created the video movie, be it in avc, mpg or wmv, the photo resolution dropped drastically. Why is it so? At the source folder, the photo quality is intact but in the video movie created, its resolution is compromised. Please help!

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It only drops to what you set it for…

 

DVD Quality is 720 X 480

 

BD/AVCHD = 1920 X 1080

 

What program is the Suite and what settings did you use?

 

Also what is the total length of play?

 

Thanks for your response.

 

I'm using Roxio Creator 2010 Pro. The dmsm file is only 2MB and the total length of play is slightly less than 15 mins. Please see the attachment for the details - production settings (Pic 1) and "Export as" options (Pic 2). I've tried export my production in various formats (avc, mpg, avi, wmv)but the photo resolutions are all the same - lower than the source. The property of those options are all prefixed.

 

What should I do?

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I've tried export my production in various formats (avc, mpg, avi, wmv)but the photo resolutions are all the same - lower than the source. The property of those options are all prefixed.
You could try creating a custom output, but then the only place you could play it back is on a computer. Standard definition and High definition TVs and DVD/Bluray players have a set resolution. Edited by ggrussell
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Thanks for your response.

 

I'm using Roxio Creator 2010 Pro. The dmsm file is only 2MB and the total length of play is slightly less than 15 mins. Please see the attachment for the details - production settings (Pic 1) and "Export as" options (Pic 2). I've tried export my production in various formats (avc, mpg, avi, wmv)but the photo resolutions are all the same - lower than the source. The property of those options are all prefixed.

 

What should I do?

You need to approach this backward!

 

What is your final OUTPUT???

 

Then what is your SOURCE?

 

Your 15 minutes is plenty short so that is not a factor in this project.

 

FYI, a dmsm file does not contain a single frame of Video It is a production file that tells the Suite what you want to do.

 

Frankly I never output anything unless I absolutely have to… MyDVD can read dmsm (VideoWave) files so normally there is not point in wasting my time with an Export As.

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You need to approach this backward!

 

What is your final OUTPUT???

 

Then what is your SOURCE?

 

Your 15 minutes is plenty short so that is not a factor in this project.

 

FYI, a dmsm file does not contain a single frame of Video It is a production file that tells the Suite what you want to do.

 

Frankly I never output anything unless I absolutely have to… MyDVD can read dmsm (VideoWave) files so normally there is not point in wasting my time with an Export As.

I don't mind if my final output is a DVD or an AVCHD file. What really bothers me is that the photo quality dropped after I've exported it as a video file, regardless if I chose "MPEG-2 for DVD, best quality" or "AVC better quality". There is no option in Creator 2010 Pro for me to choose "AVCHD" or "Same As Original". I've used "Send to MyDVD" -> AVCHD, but the rendering stopped at 97%.

 

My video file always comprises a combination of video clips, photos, transitions and music. In the past I had used Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 to create my video files and MyDVDs but as I now use HD video camera, I've upgraded my suite to Creator 2010 Pro, only to find out that the photo quality dropped in the output. To find out where the problem lies, I've tried remove transitions, music and even video clips, leaving only the photos before exporting my dmsm file as a video file but the output turned out the same i.e. low resolution. Of course my purpose is not to create photo slideshow otherwise I would have used photoshow.

 

Somehow, I'm inclined to think that there's some inherent fault in Creator 2010 Pro resulting in the drop in photo resolution when the video file is created, and I wonder if the Roxio programmers can check and patch up such glitch if any.

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1) You get the HD options only if you select 16 by 9 when you open a new project in Video Wave.

 

2) You may not care what you select but the bottom line is that the program AND ALL OTHER PROGRAMS are designed to create discs that will play on a DVD player. Because of this, the output resolution will be 720 by 480 or 1920 (or less) by 1080 (or less) LINES OF RESOLUTION. This has nothing to do with the number of pixels in your photographs.

 

3) If you want a slide show with high resolution images only - no video, not music, no transitions, then check your DVD player's manual to see if it play JPG discs. It will tell you what disc structure is required.

 

There are no other options!

 

A little more about HD. You can burn and play a blu-ray disc if you have a blu-ray burner, a blu-ray player, the plug in for blu-ray creation (it is included in the Pro version), and the blu-ray discs.

 

Since you project is short, you could alos make an AVCHD disc. You need your standard burner, a standard disc AND a blu-ray player that will play AVCHD discs; not all do.

 

Perhaps a little time trying to understand video standards would be in order. Check wikipedia.

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I don't mind if my final output is a DVD or an AVCHD file. What really bothers me is that the photo quality dropped after I've exported it as a video file, regardless if I chose "MPEG-2 for DVD, best quality" or "AVC better quality". There is no option in Creator 2010 Pro for me to choose "AVCHD" or "Same As Original". I've used "Send to MyDVD" -> AVCHD, but the rendering stopped at 97%.

 

My video file always comprises a combination of video clips, photos, transitions and music. In the past I had used Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 to create my video files and MyDVDs but as I now use HD video camera, I've upgraded my suite to Creator 2010 Pro, only to find out that the photo quality dropped in the output. To find out where the problem lies, I've tried remove transitions, music and even video clips, leaving only the photos before exporting my dmsm file as a video file but the output turned out the same i.e. low resolution. Of course my purpose is not to create photo slideshow otherwise I would have used photoshow.

 

Somehow, I'm inclined to think that there's some inherent fault in Creator 2010 Pro resulting in the drop in photo resolution when the video file is created, and I wonder if the Roxio programmers can check and patch up such glitch if any.

There will be no “patch” as this version went out of production months ago… Likewise you have yet to demonstrate any program error…

 

You don’t care if it is DVD or AVCHD??? These are 2 widely differing formats!!!

 

DVD Project will never be better than 720 X 480! HD can only be burned as Blu-ray or AVCHD.

 

We will be glad to help you along with this but you are going to have to realize you are years behind ;)

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There will be no patch as this version went out of production months ago… Likewise you have yet to demonstrate any program error…

 

You dont care if it is DVD or AVCHD??? These are 2 widely differing formats!!!

 

DVD Project will never be better than 720 X 480! HD can only be burned as Blu-ray or AVCHD.

 

We will be glad to help you along with this but you are going to have to realize you are years behind ;)

Sorry if I didn't make my point clear earlier. Not that I don't care if my output is DVD or AVCHD; in fact, I thought that I could choose either DVD or AVCHD at the "Export as" but now I learnt that I can only get HD options if I select 16 by 9 (widescreen). Fine, since I've already used DVD setting to work on my production, I'll make do with it instead of redoing my production just to get HD options. BUT the problem still remains - low photo resolution. I'm not talking about the video clips - they turned out fine in the output; I'm refering to the photos interspersed with those video clips. And if I remember correctly, the setting is already prefixed with 720 x 480 when I select "MPEG-2 for DVD".

 

My production comprises photos and video clips but the one that gives me problem is the photos - their resolution dropped whichever options I output as. If your time permits, you may wish to do a simple test to know what I mean - choose normal format when you open the videowave, drag a few photos into the production, export it as video file and select whichever options (DVD, AVC, WMA, etc), and you will find the photos in your output are of much lower res than your actual photos.

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Sorry if I didn't make my point clear earlier. Not that I don't care if my output is DVD or AVCHD; in fact, I thought that I could choose either DVD or AVCHD at the "Export as" but now I learnt that I can only get HD options if I select 16 by 9 (widescreen). Fine, since I've already used DVD setting to work on my production, I'll make do with it instead of redoing my production just to get HD options. BUT the problem still remains - low photo resolution. I'm not talking about the video clips - they turned out fine in the output; I'm refering to the photos interspersed with those video clips. And if I remember correctly, the setting is already prefixed with 720 x 480 when I select "MPEG-2 for DVD".

 

My production comprises photos and video clips but the one that gives me problem is the photos - their resolution dropped whichever options I output as. If your time permits, you may wish to do a simple test to know what I mean - choose normal format when you open the videowave, drag a few photos into the production, export it as video file and select whichever options (DVD, AVC, WMA, etc), and you will find the photos in your output are of much lower res than your actual photos.

 

We all know that the photos res will be much lower (720x480 just like the rest of the video if for a DVD) then the original photos. That is the standard and there is no way around it. There is no inherent fault nor will there be a patch for a non-existant problem. THat is the way all programs will do it.

What do you expect the resolution to be?

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Please take time to re-read post number 8. I covered all of this as has others. We all know what you want but if you are going to make a movie, then the images are going to be the same resolution as the video.

 

Are you seeing something worse than that? Can you upload to a file sharing site a couple of seconds of what you are seeing? We will look at it. You can also try to upload a HD section of the video to YouTube so we can look at it.

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I put together a 3 of the same pictures at 3 different resolutions.

 

The Original Picture (2592 X 1944) then resized it to the Highest HD available (1280 X 1040) and lastly to the Highest DVD available (720 X 480). You can see the changes:

 

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And keep in mind that there are still 3 lower quality setting possible for both HD and SD in MyDVD :o There will be some lose but a lot still depends on what YOU do!

 

Now please answer the questions that Steve and Walt have asked so we can better deal with this other than guessing in the dark :D

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