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  • DVD Authoring – Point me in the right direction please

     Ben Longden updated 1 year ago 3 Members · 4 Posts
  • Mac McGinnis

    December 3, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Hello Everyone,

    I will be shooting an event soon and the client is requesting some DVD’s to be made. I’ve not had to make one for a couple years. I’m currently using Vegas Pro 15 and DVD Architect. The last time I tried to make DVD’s the quality turned out poor. Can someone point me to a tutorial or youtube video that helps with the settings when rending and creating the dvd? I’ll be shooting with multiple cameras. Both shooting 1080P and 1080I at 60fps.

    Thanks in advance.

    Intel I7 – 8700 – 8th Gen. Gigabyte Z370 Aorus 7 motherboard, Corsair Vengeance 64gb (16X4) DDR4, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB SSD, Windows 7

  • Francois Pénzes

    December 3, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Hi Mac

    There are quite a few tutorials out there for you to chose from depending on your needs. Just type this in Google and you should find what you’re looking for. There are too many to list here,

    dvd architect tutorial

    Cheers !

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  • Mac McGinnis

    December 5, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Thank You.

    Intel I7 – 8700 – 8th Gen. Gigabyte Z370 Aorus 7 motherboard, Corsair Vengeance 64gb (16X4) DDR4, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060, Samsung 850 Pro 500GB SSD, Windows 7

  • Ben Longden

    December 21, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I have had quite a few shoots using HD and the clients wanting SD delivered on DVD.
    May I share something that the DVD Architect purists may freak out about, but works perfectly well.

    So far the projects have been up to 90 min per DVD.

    Im using a trio of Panny P2HD cameras, and so ingesting from the P2 card. Other than that, it should be the same.

    Shoot in HD.
    Im using 1440×1080, 50i (as our DVDs are PAL 25fps) and saving on the cards as AVC Intra 50.

    1. Import to a new Vegas project and
    2. set Vegas to match project media… so its the same as the original specs as being imported.
    3. Go into settings and change the project media to ‘Lower field first’
    4 Edit and save project.

    Now the fiddly bit.
    5. Render using the Mainconcept MPEG-2 format.

    6. Select the “DVD Architect PAL Widescreen Video Stream template” (Or the NTSC one if in NTSC land)

    7. ensure the field order is LOWER field first, and the others are; Output type is DVD , 720 x 576, 25fps, 16×9, I-frames 12, B frames-2, profile and level are both ‘main’. Quality is prioritised.

    Now for the bit rate. Reading through the experts in here 9.8 is the max, but you get problems.. so go for 8mbps as a maximum if the project is under 60 min.. Ive got mine set at 6,500,00 as the last one was 90min..

    8. Go to the audio page and tick AUDIO on. THIS is the controversial bit. Many purists state to render audio and vision as separate streams.. But THIS does work. (Its basically stereo, model 2, audio layer 2, 224kbps, default emphasis at 48k.)

    This does sound really strange, but this gives a far cleaner picture than I have ever seen for DVD. Even when I took an AVI project, shot on the legendary Sony DSR-570 and put it into DVDA.

    Next up..
    1. Open DVD Architect.
    2. Import your artwork etc
    3. Import video file (drag and drop)
    4. Select scene selections, tidy them up then
    5. check project using preview… You should have sound with clean SD video
    6. Insert a blank dist in the burner
    7. follow prompts to make the DVD

    If the project needs recompressing, follow the “optimise” pathway.. But if its under 60 min, then anything from 6 to 8mbps will work.

    What I did notice was the clarity around things.. haloes are gone…

    Hope this helps.

    (Shooting news since 2003. But ventured into HD only a few months ago.)

    Do unto others…

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