best quality for dvd

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thos is my first post !! its a great forum!!!!!

i have a urgent question

i have a sony hvr z7 camcorder

a shot in PAL SD 720X576 25 fps

what is the best quality setting and rendering settings in vegas8???

what i can i do to make the best quality when i play in dvd player and PC monitors

pls help me!!!

thank you

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When I make my DVD I render in Main Concept MPEG-2 with the template in DVD NTSC Video Stream. I had never had any problems with the rendering, besides the ridiculous long time it takes (because of my computer) but the quality of the DVD is pretty good. Since you record in PAL you will need to set the template to DVD PAL or DVD PAL separate stream. Don't forget to do this because if you choose NTSC as a template your frames and video resolution will not be the same and it will damage the quality. Then go to a DVD creation software and make an awesome DVD menu.

Another thing, the quality will look good on a computer, but not necessarily in a DVD player. It depends on the television that its used. I had this problem in a previous shortfilm I make, I edit it in a 1920X1080 HDMI monitor and it look good and all, but when the movie was shown in projector WOW...... some of the colors look bad and some scenes had excesive brightness... well what can we do, all movies will look different in TV and projectors. Keep this in mind, but you should have a good quality of DVD in general.


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I'm not very familiar with Sony Camcorders, but from a little bit of research, I figured out that yours is an HDV(High Definition Video) camcorder shooting in standard definition. What SD quality are you shooting in? Depending on the length of your video, you'd probably want to export in HQ (high quality) with Dolby Digital audio if these settings are available. This is what my editing software uses.