5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2009 7:34 PM by thedirtyduo
thedirtyduo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've tried too many settings so now I have to ask.

This is a two part question.

I shot in 1920 x 1080 60i with a Canon Vixia HF20. Now I have to export it to burn a SD DVD in DVD Studio Pro.

First what direction should I go Compressor or Quicktime? I've tried Compressor using a 90 Min Best DVD setting because it keeps me under the 4.5 gig mark and I assumed it would work on a SD DVD player, but I get a "disc error" message when trying to play the disc. What step am I missing?

If i used quicktime should I export as the settting seen in the photo?

I'm looking to get the 1920x1080 16:9 at the best quality possible, if possible.

Thanks guys.

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  • 1. Re: Export HD for SD DVD
    hanumang Level 6 Level 6 (9,245 points)
    thedirtyduo wrote:
    First what direction should I go Compressor or Quicktime? I've tried Compressor using a 90 Min Best DVD setting because it keeps me under the 4.5 gig mark and I assumed it would work on a SD DVD player, but I get a "disc error" message when trying to play the disc. What step am I missing?


    Can you confirm that your DVDSP project is set to SD-DVD? About the only time I've heard of a disc error like that is when someone makes an HD-DVD (project) by mistake. That's especially easy since those will accept SD files.
  • 2. Re: Export HD for SD DVD
    digigraphx Level 2 Level 2 (360 points)
    My advice is to use Compressor select the 90 min DVD preset. In the inspector, encoder tab select the 16x9 aspect ratio, frame rate-automatic and video folder(same tab) choose your encode method,ether CBR or VBR, adjust the slider to fit 90 min on a DVD, and in DVD SP set you displays (in the inspector) for 16x9.

    Hope this works for you.

    Jeff
  • 3. Re: Export HD for SD DVD
    Andy Neil Level 4 Level 4 (3,795 points)
    thedirtyduo wrote:
    If i used quicktime should I export as the settting seen in the photo?


    I don't understand. Why would you be using an HD frame size with an SD codec? If you're exporting HD to QT, what are your specs? Do you need it to be a certain file size? Does it need to be in an editable codec? Is it for the web? For a keynote? For a data DVD? For a flash drive? Exporting to QT could mean a hundred different things.

    If I'm exporting HD QT for a screener or for the web, I export a full rez QT from FCP and take the resulting file into Compressor where I compress it to 1280x720 with the H.264 codec.

    Andy
  • 4. Re: Export HD for SD DVD
    thedirtyduo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Andy, thanks for the reply. I'm still stuck. It is HD footage that I want to burn to fit on a DVD-5 to play on any standard DVD player but if they have an upcovert DVD Player I would prefer for it to play at the best res possible on a Standard DVD-5. I'm creating a wedding video with chapter and a menu in DVD Studio.

    I get this message every time I select File > Sent to Compressor "Selection contains offline media. Do you wish to continue export? I am on 10.6 and FCP7 and this is the first time I've had to do this. I've checked the entire timeline and none of the clips have the "Offline Clip/Video" from **** look!! I select all the clips in the time line and select "reconnect media" which causes a ton of clips that need to be reconnected, but in the time line they look fine and play fine in the Viewer/Canvas

    I've tried exporting to Compressor with these specs on my FCP time line:

    Frame Size: 1920x180 HDTV 1080i (16:9)
    Pixel Aspect Ration "Square"
    Field Dominance: None

    Compressor: h.264

    to Compressor, set the settings to be 90min Best DVD and yes my setting in DVD Studio are set to make a SD DVD.

    On a side note: Under "Aspect Ratio" in the Sequence Settings has two HD options

    1. HD 1440x1080 (16x9)
    2. HDTV (1080i0 16x9

    What is the difference and when would use each one besides the lines of res?

    I'll keep trying, but I'm hoping someone knows the answer.

    Exporting seems slower too now that I'm using HD clips.
  • 5. Re: Export HD for SD DVD
    thedirtyduo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Found this wonderful article on Exporting to DVD Studio Pro.

    http://www.dvcreators.net/how-do-i-export-a-high-quality-movie/

    Exporting now. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    I choose last option.