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Old August 4th, 2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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I recorded a 120 minute wedding and edited as a musical. Can anybody give me suggestions on how to save it so that I can get the best picture on dvd. It is taking about 7 gigs of disk space on my computer. I have tried to save it as an avi file but did not really like the quality of it. Can anybody give me suggestions on how they save their videos on dvd's? I am using a cannon gl2, and editing with a program called showbiz video made by arcsoft.
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Old August 4th, 2004, 07:45 PM   #2
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You can do this with an all-in-one product like Adobe's Encore or you can encode the AVI file to mpeg with a separate encoder like the Canopus encoder and then burn it to dvd with something like Nero.
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Old August 5th, 2004, 05:12 AM   #3
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I've moved your question to the correct forum.

What software are you using for DVD authoring and burning? The
quality of your end DVD will fall and stand with the quality of your
MPEG2 encoder. AVI has nothing to do with this if you have
captured from a DV camera.

Have you already made a DVD before or are you asking us how
you should make a DVD?

Please browse around this forum as well since all of you questions
have been answered a lot of times before already. Thank you.
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Old August 7th, 2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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I am using a program called Showbiz Video. I am also using Adobe Premiere 6.0. I have saved under AVI and MPEG 2. The quality is ok but it seems as if it should be better. I just purchased a Sony Double Layer DVD burner perhaps using the 8 gig dvd's will solve some of my problems or maybe I am just saving under the wrong types of files. I don't know.
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Old August 9th, 2004, 12:50 AM   #5
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The best quality, whether you or your customer can see it in normal applications, may be one of the 3-pass VBR converters like ProCoder from Canopus.

No matter what the capacity of you DVD turns out to be, you can only encode up to a maximum bit-rate. So large DVD doesn't necessarily mean a better-looking video.

I've never hear of your program, Showbiz Video but I'm guessing it isn't a main-stream product.

You haven't told us about your source video - format, quality, etc., and that can have a large effect on the final DVD.
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