"NEWBIE" Question ---> Please Help!!!

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  1. Shawn_T

    Shawn_T Agent

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    Dear All,
    I just recorded (or captured should I say) my very first movie (Sony DCR-TRV17 NTSC) on my VAIO PC (using Premiere 6.02) and although I am happy with the results, I would like to know:
    1 - What Video settings should I use? (QuickTime, Windows Media Player)?
    2 - How can I compress it, so a 2 hours DV cassette worth of movie, would fit on a 700MB CD-R? (I don't have a DVD Burner[​IMG], yet[​IMG])
    3 - I would like to burn this movie, what is the best software? (Nero or Easy CD Creator Platinum 5?)
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Kris McLaughlin

    Kris McLaughlin Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Shawn,
    The easiest way to use the best settings is to choose from the presets that show up when Premiere loads. In the "DV-NTSC" folder, use the "Standard 48kHz" presets. This will set you up for a high-quality workflow.
    Once your new project is opened, look under the "Project" menu, and choose "settings viewer". This is the easiest way to make sure that your capture, project, and export settings all match up, which is how you maintain high quality.
    For burning to CD, you need to convert the .AVI file to MPEG if you want to watch it on your set-top DVD player. Export your project using the preset settings, then use an external MPEG compressor such as TMPGenc. It's free and works well. There are presets in TMPGenc for making a VideoCD, or a SuperVideoCD (SVCD), if your DVD player is compatible.
    VCDhelp.com has tons of great info to help with VCD and SVCD authoring.
    Once your MPG video file is created, either EasyCD or Nero will work for burning the VCD or SVCD.
    Hope this helps,
     
  3. Thomas_Jones

    Thomas_Jones Auditioning

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    One tip that I've used when burning vcd's: When you compress your video file, use the least amount of compression possible to fir on your CD. For example, if you're using a 700 MB CD-R, then set the compression scheme to as little as possible. This may take some trial and error to get an m-peg file to the size you want. But it's worth it because if you compress it too much, it could look like crap. Good luck.
     
  4. Christ Reynolds

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