DVD burning resolution

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  1. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I have been using Easy DVD creator 6 with awful audio results, After a long talk with CS they suggested I use MGI videowave for capturing because of of Compro Personal Cinema video card.
    Much better results but a few questions.
    When I tried inputting a LD with no compression @ 640 x 480 I max out my HD. So I tried lowering it to 352 x288 & used compression (MPEG 4 codec 1 I believe); I had Pixels the size of Scottie Dogs.
    Without wasting a bunch of disc can someone help me out on the settings?
    For MPEG 4: I can choose codecs 1 ,2 or 3.
    What would be the resolution if I inputed vhs or LD?
    Thanks everyone... I have learned alot but I still feel pretty dumb; there are so many variables
     
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    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    don't capture uncompressed, don't capture in MPEG-4

    Preferably capture in DV. Proper DVD res is 720x480 29.97fps
     
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    Jeff
    Thanks for the quick reply
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    Well, unless you have 1GB for every 90 seconds of video, uncompressed isn't practical.

    You'd need a hardware DV encoder, like a DV camcorder and a firewire card, or a standalone card like the Pinnacle DV500 to do what you want.

    Your computer is not fast enough to do quality on the fly MPEG-4 encoding, probably not MPEG-2 encoding either. You need to capture to another format and then go to MPEG. Can you capture to MJPEG maybe? That's a decent codec
     

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