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AVCHD to DVD Best Method

Specific to Premiere Elements Version 7.

Re: AVCHD to DVD Best Method

Postby boogieted » Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:42 am

Bob, I will give Image Mixer a try. If it ends up being more trouble than it's worth I'll just have to go back to using my Canon HV20 DV camcorder.
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Re: AVCHD to DVD Best Method

Postby RJ Johnston » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:52 am

You might be able to determine which HD to SD workflow produces the best video using a test chart.

http://www.belle-nuit.com/testchart.html

I used the 1920x1080 chart and went from AVCHD --> DV --> DVD and compared that to going from AVCHD --> DVD. The AVCHD --> DVD workflow produced the better results, IMO.

In the first case I used the 1920x1080 AVCHD project preset and shared to a DV-AVI widescreen video. I then used the DV-AVI video in a DV-Widescreen project preset and shared to a DVD-widescreen disc.

In the second case I just used the 1920x1080 AVCHD project preset and shared directly to DVD-widescreen disc.

EDIT: I should add that I did this with Premiere Elements 10.
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Re: AVCHD to DVD Best Method

Postby boogieted » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:50 am

As a follow-up... I used Steve's suggestion of exporting my AVCHD video to an AVI file (took 3 hours for 38 mins of video!) The resulting video quality leaves a little to be desired (very slight blur), but I can still use it and chalk it up to experience. Until I can obtain better computers for my students, we are reverting back to DV tape and SD video.

P.S. Bob, I was unable to discover how to convert my videos with Image Mixer 3.5. All my clips were listed in the library, but I found no commands for converting. Maybe my version of Image Mixer doesn't have that feature(?)
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Re: AVCHD to DVD Best Method

Postby Simon Silverstein » Fri May 04, 2012 8:20 pm

From what I've seen, the best quality would be getting Premiere Elements 10 and putting AVCHD directly onto DVD.
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