most efficient way to put DV onto DVD ?

steve

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Hi,

I (foolishly) offered to put my mothers vacation movies onto DVD for her.

I now need to hone my method for doing this!

Currently I have:

Vegas 4
Ulead Videostudio 7 SE DVD
Ulead DVD worskshop 2
TmpegEnc
P4 3GHz with 512Mb ram and fairly fast drives (2).

though I'm willing to get additional packages if they have something to
offer.

I'm finding too much encoding or re-encoding seems to be going on.

Maybe I should say what I want to do, and someone could point me the best
way to do it, rather than bore you all with my story of encoding and
re-encoding....

1. Capture the video, currently to AVI.
This is actual DV out taken on a DV camera, or analogue footage on VHS or
VHS-C using the camera as an A-D converter.
Don't want to change this setup.
I'd like to capture separating the scenes easily if possible (easy on DV,
scene detection so far seems a bit hit and miss on the analogue captured
stuff, I don't want to go back thru the scene detection process and delete
'bogus' scene changes) (I have tried varying the detection sensitivity
control.)
Max I will want to get onto 1 DVD is 2 hours, will accept the loss resulting
in squeezing it in.

2. Add simple main menu, as possible on pretty much everything that edits
video, maybe changing the menu background to a still grab from the footage.

3. Ideally add chapters based on each scene (as mentioned above) else auto
on 3 or 5 minutes, whatever.

4. Burn to DVD, and create disk image too (typically an iso), for backup.
Here I need an app that allows me to alter the encoding parameters easily to
make the video fit (like I can with TMPgenc)

I will also say that I don't use Vegas for encoding and burning as I found
it to make the DVD's 'jerky' which I attributed to field order (BTW, I'm
using PAL), and I couldn't seem to find a way for reversing it in Vegas to
see if I could fix it.

Appreciate some more-informed-than-me input !!

thanks
 

Brian

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"Steve" <no-one@in.particular.com> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I (foolishly) offered to put my mothers vacation movies onto DVD for her.
>
>I now need to hone my method for doing this!
>
>Currently I have:
>
>Vegas 4
>Ulead Videostudio 7 SE DVD
>Ulead DVD worskshop 2
>TmpegEnc
>P4 3GHz with 512Mb ram and fairly fast drives (2).
>
>though I'm willing to get additional packages if they have something to
>offer.
>
>I'm finding too much encoding or re-encoding seems to be going on.
>
>Maybe I should say what I want to do, and someone could point me the best
>way to do it, rather than bore you all with my story of encoding and
>re-encoding....
>
>1. Capture the video, currently to AVI.
>This is actual DV out taken on a DV camera, or analogue footage on VHS or
>VHS-C using the camera as an A-D converter.
>Don't want to change this setup.
>I'd like to capture separating the scenes easily if possible (easy on DV,
>scene detection so far seems a bit hit and miss on the analogue captured
>stuff, I don't want to go back thru the scene detection process and delete
>'bogus' scene changes) (I have tried varying the detection sensitivity
>control.)
>Max I will want to get onto 1 DVD is 2 hours, will accept the loss resulting
>in squeezing it in.
>
>2. Add simple main menu, as possible on pretty much everything that edits
>video, maybe changing the menu background to a still grab from the footage.
>
>3. Ideally add chapters based on each scene (as mentioned above) else auto
>on 3 or 5 minutes, whatever.
>
>4. Burn to DVD, and create disk image too (typically an iso), for backup.
>Here I need an app that allows me to alter the encoding parameters easily to
>make the video fit (like I can with TMPgenc)
>
>I will also say that I don't use Vegas for encoding and burning as I found
>it to make the DVD's 'jerky' which I attributed to field order (BTW, I'm
>using PAL), and I couldn't seem to find a way for reversing it in Vegas to
>see if I could fix it.
>
>Appreciate some more-informed-than-me input !!
>
>thanks
>
Sounds like you need Ulead DVD Moviefactory 3.
You can try it for free.
www.ulead.com
It's worth checking it out.

Regards Brian
 
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If you can afford it get yourself a stand-alone DVD recorder with which you
can produce DVD's in real time. It converts and burns as the source machine
(camcorder?) plays. If you are using or likely to use DV tapes get a
recorder that also accepts firewire (1394) input.

You may still first need to input to the computer for editing and fancy
authoring but at least you will save on innumerable hours of compiling,
rendering and burning when using the software route.

-
Maurice Fleisher: <videoenterprises@btconnect.com>
www.videoenterprises-uk.co.uk
High Wycombe. UK
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"Brian" <bclark@es.co.nz> wrote in message
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> "Steve" <no-one@in.particular.com> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I (foolishly) offered to put my mothers vacation movies onto DVD for her.
> >
> >I now need to hone my method for doing this!
> >
> >Currently I have:
> >
> >Vegas 4
> >Ulead Videostudio 7 SE DVD
> >Ulead DVD worskshop 2
> >TmpegEnc
> >P4 3GHz with 512Mb ram and fairly fast drives (2).
> >
> >though I'm willing to get additional packages if they have something to
> >offer.
> >
> >I'm finding too much encoding or re-encoding seems to be going on.
> >
> >Maybe I should say what I want to do, and someone could point me the best
> >way to do it, rather than bore you all with my story of encoding and
> >re-encoding....
> >
> >1. Capture the video, currently to AVI.
> >This is actual DV out taken on a DV camera, or analogue footage on VHS or
> >VHS-C using the camera as an A-D converter.
> >Don't want to change this setup.
> >I'd like to capture separating the scenes easily if possible (easy on DV,
> >scene detection so far seems a bit hit and miss on the analogue captured
> >stuff, I don't want to go back thru the scene detection process and
delete
> >'bogus' scene changes) (I have tried varying the detection sensitivity
> >control.)
> >Max I will want to get onto 1 DVD is 2 hours, will accept the loss
resulting
> >in squeezing it in.
> >
> >2. Add simple main menu, as possible on pretty much everything that edits
> >video, maybe changing the menu background to a still grab from the
footage.
> >
> >3. Ideally add chapters based on each scene (as mentioned above) else
auto
> >on 3 or 5 minutes, whatever.
> >
> >4. Burn to DVD, and create disk image too (typically an iso), for backup.
> >Here I need an app that allows me to alter the encoding parameters easily
to
> >make the video fit (like I can with TMPgenc)
> >
> >I will also say that I don't use Vegas for encoding and burning as I
found
> >it to make the DVD's 'jerky' which I attributed to field order (BTW, I'm
> >using PAL), and I couldn't seem to find a way for reversing it in Vegas
to
> >see if I could fix it.
> >
> >Appreciate some more-informed-than-me input !!
> >
> >thanks
> >
> Sounds like you need Ulead DVD Moviefactory 3.
> You can try it for free.
> www.ulead.com
> It's worth checking it out.
>
> Regards Brian
>
>