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I have Roxio Pro 2010 and made DVD's in the past ok. Now I have a new Toshiba camcorder HD and it makes all the files as MPEG 4, don't know if that is the problem. Anyway I make my project and send it to mydvd and burn as high quality. I put it in sony dvd player and it playes but it is an awful picture, and suggestions on some settings I am missing, thank you.

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I have Roxio Pro 2010 and made DVD's in the past ok. Now I have a new Toshiba camcorder HD and it makes all the files as MPEG 4, don't know if that is the problem. Anyway I make my project and send it to mydvd and burn as high quality. I put it in sony dvd player and it playes but it is an awful picture, and suggestions on some settings I am missing, thank you.

 

How do you define "awful"? Compared to what? If you created a standard HQ DVD then of course the quality will be a less then the HD original.

 

Very little information to go on :wacko:

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Sorry for not explanning very well. I have been working now 4+ hrs trying to make a dvd. OK I did my project and did my burn with a setting to fit to disk and the picture was just not clear, I could see the video but but it was like out of focus a bit, now I did a new burn at HQ and the DVD would not even play the dvd. I am now trying Microsoft movie maker but it is slow and may take forever to save before I can try a burn. I made a 3 disk movie a few years back using Roxio Pro 2010 and it came out great. I made that movie from a mini DV tape. The manual I am looking at does not explain all the settings I should use. It is 2 hrs and all the clips are MPEG4. any pointers will be appricated

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Perhaps a little background information would be of help.

 

1) All standard DVD use the mpg2 format (named VOB) on the disc.

2) All standard DVD are 720 by 480 resolution. This is a standard and nothign can change that.

3) Downgrading from a high definition video will often result in a video that will be worse than starting from a standard format to begin with.

4) Selecting "Wide Screen" in Video Wave will allow you to use high definition videos and give you wide screen projects.

5) IF you have a blu-ray player, you can put high definition (1920 by 1080) videos on a standard DVD. There are two issues. You are limited to about 40 minutes of video on a single layer DVD and your blu -ray player MUST be able to play the AVCHD disc. Of course you computer can play those files with the right software or you can copy the video files to a thumbdrive is you have a TV that will play from a thumbdrive.

6) If you have a blu ray burner AND you use a blu ray disc, you can get high definition and much more time on a disc.

 

Did I miss anything. Do you understand the problems and limitations? Item 3 is probably the issue.

 

Let us know if you need more information. ;)

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I'm feeling a bit stupid right now, I did it before and can't now so here goes to your info and thank you very much, I know it is just some little box that is not checked. All standard DVD use the mpg2 format (named VOB) I am using -R Disk

2) All standard DVD are 720 by 480 resolution. This is a standard and nothign can change that.

3) Downgrading from a high definition video will often result in a video that will be worse than starting from a standard format to begin with.

4) Selecting "Wide Screen" in Video Wave will allow you to use high definition videos and give you wide screen projects. I never saw wide screen but will look and I did see and checked ratio 4.3, there was 16.? and I did not check that and could not find it now.

5) IF you have a blu-ray player, you can put high definition (1920 by 1080) videos on a standard DVD. There are two issues. You are limited to about 40 minutes of video on a single layer DVD and your blu -ray player MUST be able to play the AVCHD disc.It can play AVCHD Of course you computer can play those files with the right software or you can copy the video files to a thumbdrive is you have a TV that will play from a thumbdrive. I have a BluRay player but not a burner.

6) If you have a blu ray burner AND you use a blu ray disc, you can get high definition and much more time on a disc.

checked. I'm going to try your suggestions and have a Happy Thanksgiving

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Sorry for not explanning very well. I have been working now 4+ hrs trying to make a dvd. OK I did my project and did my burn with a setting to fit to disk and the picture was just not clear, I could see the video but but it was like out of focus a bit, now I did a new burn at HQ and the DVD would not even play the dvd. I am now trying Microsoft movie maker but it is slow and may take forever to save before I can try a burn. I made a 3 disk movie a few years back using Roxio Pro 2010 and it came out great. I made that movie from a mini DV tape. The manual I am looking at does not explain all the settings I should use. It is 2 hrs and all the clips are MPEG4. any pointers will be appricated

 

If you are trying to squeeze 2 hours of HD video on a standard 4.7GB DVD you will get "awful" quality. Such a DVD is meant to only hold 60 minutes of High Quality (HQ) video.

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Thanks, I missed that point -- yep 2 hours on a DVD would look pretty bad! :o

 

You must start with wide screen in Video Wave or My DVD before you start the project.

 

Plus R and dash R really doesn't matter IF your burner will burn to both. If you must do 2 hours, use a double layer disc. It will fit but the quality will be slightly reduced. Burn to an ISO file first at best quality or a folder set at best quality (see a pattern?). and then use Video Copy and convert to burn the one you made to disc.

 

Just to make sure you understand, for a standard DVD, your mp4 files will automatically be convereterd to mpg2 so your player will play them. mp4 are compressed files in ralation to mpg2; that is why we ask and talk about time.

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ok I got one DVD burnt and seems pretty good. I got it set to wide screen and AVCHD 1080. I only put 1 hr and set the burn to HQ. Now I am doing a second dish and I was never able to find the AVCHD setting, hope it comes out ok. OK down the road if I want to do blu ray do I do all the same except select blu ray instead od DVD. so where is the AVCHD setting at, I worked with win 3.1, 95, 98 ets and dos but this is getting to me. Again thanks everyone.

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ok I got one DVD burnt and seems pretty good. I got it set to wide screen and AVCHD 1080. I only put 1 hr and set the burn to HQ. Now I am doing a second dish and I was never able to find the AVCHD setting, hope it comes out ok. OK down the road if I want to do blu ray do I do all the same except select blu ray instead od DVD. so where is the AVCHD setting at, I worked with win 3.1, 95, 98 ets and dos but this is getting to me. Again thanks everyone.

 

 

I don't understand what you did here: "ok I got one DVD burnt and seems pretty good. I got it set to wide screen and AVCHD 1080".

 

If C2010 is like C2012 then the AVCHD option is right on the "splash" screen or selectable from the File/New Production menu of myDVD. (I assume there is not much difference between C2010 and C2012 in this regard).

 

Of course you cannot put 60 minutes of AVCHD video on a DVD, it will only hold 40 minutes or so.

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Maybe I am being to critical, I never had all these problems before, must be the new hd camera making MPEG4, but I don't know, I looked at old dvd's I made and they just seem to be more crisp, but once I get this figured all out it will be ok. The only way I was able to find the avchd was to start from create dvd . I have been going to advance and making a production and there I can find the widescreen , add all the videos for 40 min, click burn and then I can't find AVCHD. The more I play with the options it has to get better :) . I'm trying to make a check sheet for the future if I can just get thru the whole process once. Hey everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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