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  • Jeff Pulera

    August 22, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Hi Jonathan,

    You still haven’t said what the original export resolution was, how it was exported/captured or anything, but from what I gather you are doing computer training videos, correct? Wanting to capture actions of computer user?

    I learned the hard way you do NOT want to deliver on DVD video. Computer displays use high-resolution RGB color, and the color and detail cannot be reproduced in NTSC video, then add high-compression of MPEG-2 and you end up with mush. Computer screens just don’t translate to NTSC very well.

    I did a 3 hour training DVD and had a lot of complaints about quality. I ended up buying Camtasia screen capture software from TechSmith and starting over.

    The results? Beautifully reproduced tutorials that play from CD on the PC, with over 3 hours taking up under 400mb!!

    There are other similar products out there are well, Camtasia worked well for me, but you may want to consider something like that.

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers
    http://www.sharbor.com

  • Jeff Pulera

    August 21, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    DVD uses 720×480 resolution, which is also the native size of DV video, so the 640×480 could be part of the problem.

    What is your workflow – where does the video originate? Are you recording computer screens? I’m not clear on why you are using the 640×480 size. Please explain workflow (PC or Mac, software used, etc.)

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera

  • Jeff Pulera

    August 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Jonathan,

    More info would be helpful. What NLE software do you use, how did you create the MPEG-2 file?

    First, the MPEG-2 file must fit the parameters for use on a DVD, so should have been created using a template or preset for DVD video.

    Second, the MPEG-2 file cannot simply be burned to a disc as data – this does not create a playable DVD. It *may* play on a PC because it will recognize the video file and try to play it, but it will NOT play on a set-top DVD player.

    The MPEG-2 file must be put into a DVD “authoring” program, where it is converted to various files and formatted for DVD Video and the resulting files are burned to DVD in a specific way to be DVD-compliant. Even if you don’t want menus, the MPEG-2 file must still be run through an authoring program.

    This could be Adobe Encore, Ulead, Sony DVD Architect, etc.

    Please share more information about your workflow in order to get the answers you need

    Thanks

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers
    http://www.sharbor.com

  • Jeff Pulera

    August 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Hi Lorraine,

    You’ll need to position the “Work Area Bar” over the area of the Sequence that you wish to Export. This is the bluish-gray bar above the timeline – you can grab the ends and move them as needed.

    Next, when you Export, whether using File > Export or Adobe Media Encore, you will have an option of “Entire Sequence” or
    “Work Area Only”. Choose Work Area to Export just the portion indicated by the Work Area Bar.

    Jeff Pulera
    Safe Harbor Computers
    http://www.sharbor.com

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