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Old July 23rd, 2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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Suggested Render/Project Settings for DVD played on 720p and TV?

I have a photo montage that will be playing at a wedding rehersal diner using a 720p TV and DVD player. What is the recommended project settings to get the best picture? Would these same settings work for a 1080i TV? Are there project settings that work for poth 720p or 1080i when played with a DVD (mpeg2)? THANKS!
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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Are you attempting to record HD to a DVD (which is normally SD) or are you using BR?
It miht be easier to play an HD file to the TV with a laptop or better yet a media player such as WDTV. If you have a BR recorder and player then go for BR.
HD can be recorded to standard DVD but only about 20minutes and at a lower bitrate (possibly) and it takes some special machinations.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 03:15 PM   #3
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Sorry, I should have said SD. I don't have an HD camera (I have a Sony DSR PD170). My photo project shows some "jaggies" on some of the photos which appears to be an interlacing issue. When I render the project out as progressive to a WMV it looks good. But I'd like to render to a DVD (MPEG2) so that it can play on either a progressive (720p) TV or standard TV. Is there a method that allows the DVD to look good in both types.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply!
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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First I think you would have a better chance at a higher quality (better resolution) presentation if you would do a record to tape from the timeline back to the 170 and then play your presentation from the 170. I have a PD 150 and I find that it provides the best picture and you don't run into the problems that you can have with a DVD. You are watching a DV.avi file which is much less compressed than an MPEG2 file.

Uunless you are doing heavy zooming on your pictures keep their sizes no more than twice the input resolution. Probably no bigger than 1440x960. And try to have the pictures in .png format. Vegas likes .png.

If you render it I would probably render it interlaced (60i). If the intended viewing platform is TV. Digital TVs have pretty good deinterlacers to handle that. If its destined for computer playback then maybe deinterlaced.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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Thanks Terry for your help! I'm realtively new at this and there's so much to learn. I'll try your suggestions.
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