Joined: 04 Feb 2003
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
|Posted: Sat 11 Oct 2003, 21:07 Post subject:
|You need a DVD authoring program and (possibly) also a video encoder and an audio encoder.
Some authoring programs can encode the video and audio automatically (you simply import the DV AVI file), but the quality is usually not very good. For best results, youll probably want to use either a stand-alone encoder (such as TMPGEnc) or a MPEG plug-in for Premiere (such as CinemaCraft). You can find a couple of guides about TMPGEnc in this site (look under "Guides & articles", in the main menu).
After you encode the video (and optionally also the audio), you'll need the authoring program to create the DVD menus, set chapters, etc., and compile everything into a disc image (or even burn the disc directly).
Most DVD recorders (drives) come with a simple authoring program that may be enough to get you started. If not, you can download trial versions of several programs (always try before you buy). The company that sells TMPGEnc is also selling a simple (and cheap) authoring program called "TMPGEnc DVD Author". You can find it (trial version) here: