First, let me thank you in advance for the advice. I know someone on here has the answer!
My friend filmed some things for a video I am putting together. It is from a Sony NexVG20. I bring in the video files, and drag them to the "new composition" button. The files are 1440x1080 (1.33333) 29.97fps in the project panel.
I have edited my whole sequence. When I use "Send to Encore" I get a playable DVD, but the video is very pixelated. I have the feeling a setting somewhere is wrong, but I have poured over every setting to no avail. Yes, I have put in some effects (using After Effects) but they are just layers and very few shots actually have effects but are still pixelated.
I am at a loss as to what settings to use in Adobe media encoder because even when I select "DVD Mpeg2" my output file still says "m2v" extension, which makes no sense to me.
What format do I use for best quality? (the sequence is 5 min long, that is it!) What preset do I use?
I'm at my wits end with a deadline looming, can someone offer some settings to try?