Converting my AVI files that look great, to burn to DVD

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Larry Schoonover, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. We are capturing great AVI with either Premire Pro or Power Director.
    We now need to edit and burn to DVD. If we encode to MPEGII format
    the size drops, but the resolution drops 40%.

    Our AVI files are 11 gigs (45 minute lecture). How do we get them
    compressed to burn to DVD.

    Larry Schoonover, Aug 12, 2004
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  2. Larry Schoonover

    Pete D Guest


    Yes the resolution will drop but you need to choose a bitrate so that you
    use the highest possible to fill the DVD, that will give you your best

    You need to convert them to MPEG 2 (DVD) format, most editors these days
    will have choices so that when you render it should be obvious what to
    choose. Once you have done that you need to run an authoring program (it is
    included in some editing packages) to get it ready to burn to DVD.

    Thats (very) basicly it. Also have a look at

    Pete D
    Pete D, Aug 12, 2004
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  3. The output resolution should be controlled by the output resolution settings
    you choose. I would be very wary of any encoder that makes these choices
    for me without my authority.
    Adrian Boliston, Aug 12, 2004
  4. Larry Schoonover

    Bariloche Guest

    Do you mean your capture has a higher resolution than D1 (720x480 NTSC
    -make that 576 for PAL) the highest one offered by DVD ? What are you
    capturing from? And what are you using to make the captures? Common
    devices and software I know of, do not allow you to capture at a
    resolution higher than D1.
    Bariloche, Aug 13, 2004
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