When I render my HD footag


When I render my HD footage to Mpeg-2 and burn it to DVD the image appears slightly “smeared” or blurry. However, back when I used to use footage from my old DV camera the picture quality on DVD looked sharper.Why does my HD footage look like someone smudged my lens when I transfer it to DVD? I am viewing the dvd on a HDTV with an upconverting dvd player. But this doesn’t explain why my older movies shot on standard definition equipment look better on the same tv than my HD footage.

DVD is still a very common medium to distribute my work. So I want to know how to maximize the picture quality for that medium. I hope that helps explain what I mean.

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