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Old September 11th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #1
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Another AVCHD to DVD (SD) workflow question

Sorry if this seems a bit repetitive but there seems to be some confusion on this subject and I haven't gotten such great results so hopefully I can get some help.

Camera: Canon HG10
Video recorded: 1440x1080x12, 29.970fps, upper field first, 48kHz Stereo

I'm evaluating the Vegas Movie Studio Premium 9.0 and would like to buy if I can get some good video out of this SW.

So, with my AVCHD video and my goal to produce the best quality DVD I can is it best to set my project properties to:
- HDV 1080-60i (1440x1080, 29.970fps) Upper Field first
or
- NTSC DV Widescreen

And if I select NTSC do I need to change to upper field first--as that is what my source material is?

And when I render, I'll select DVD Architect NTSC Widescreen. I don't appear to have any control of the Custom settings (is that normal or only on Trial SW)?

The goal here is to take the Widescreen video AVCHD and create best quality DVD. In a previous attempt I noticed my video was quite a bit softer than original content and it appears the scaling down added some morie (sp?) type patterns to the roofs and diag lines were a bit jaggie. Though maybe we could blame some of these things on the TV deinterlacer.

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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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>I don't appear to have any control of the Custom settings (is that normal or only on Trial SW)?

Yes, it's normal. Only the Pro version lets you change these.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 02:46 AM   #3
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Upper field first is what to use when your destination is dvd/tv. Render as upper field first regardless of what the original source was.
Wether i shoot interlaced or progressive and then render for dvd i always render as upper field first. I'm using vegas pro 8.
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Old September 13th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #4
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Upper Field First

Am I to assume I set this in the Project Properties?
- Would I be best of selecting: NTSC Widescreen (DVD Architect) or HDV (which original content is)? I know if I select HDV then it defaults to upper field first but NTSC Widescreen defaults to lower field first.

When I do render I do not have the ability to change any of the settings other than select the MPEG2 NTSC Widescreen (DVD Architect).

Let me know if I'm missing something. What I'm seeing is lots of jaggies in diag lines at the moment with my DVD made content.

Thanks,
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