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Salva Veritate
2008-10-10, 08:29 PM
I'm having trouble "installing" TMPGEnc on Vista, so I tried Ulead, and its options are crazy limited. Anyone have better recommendations? I don't wanna have to try with about 5 crappy programs before finding a good one.

xjsb125
2008-10-10, 11:05 PM
I can't really say about Vista. I like DVD Lab or Encore. DVD Lab has crappy menu rendering, but it has a ton of features.

Salva Veritate
2008-10-10, 11:50 PM
Crappy menu rendering meaning what? D: I'm not good at such hyperprofessional scholarly terms.

neiltracy00
2008-10-11, 03:34 AM
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pawel
2008-10-11, 03:41 AM
If you use static background in DLP, menu is not as sharp as for example rendered by TDA - links are more blurred. When you use a video as the background all stuff over it becomes terribly jagged.

Encore is opposite: it has great menu design options and rendering quality but unfortunately it very often forces video re-encoding, and doesn't accept MP2 audio which is basic format of the European DVB broadcasts.

DVD Maestro is the best but it no longer can be bought, and requires a patch to accept some non DVD standard DVB streams (i.e. 544x576).

If you don't need secondary audio, 16:9 menus, and subtitles then stay with TDA 1.6.

sjmike
2008-10-12, 08:42 PM
Surprised no-one has mentioned Sony Video Vegas with DVD Architect. Its also great for making multicam mixes and syncing additional audio streams.

pawel
2008-10-13, 04:14 AM
DVD Architect is great for DV / avi source but if I recall well it has some issues with MP2, and DVB videos.

Zenith023
2008-10-13, 06:04 AM
Surprised no-one has mentioned Sony Video Vegas with DVD Architect. Its also great for making multicam mixes and syncing additional audio streams.

I have Sony Vegas, and have used it for some non-music video editing. Do you know of any good tutorial sites for it, as I'm still very much a beginner, but I'd like to have a go editing some concert footage.

Cheers.

AAR.oner
2008-10-13, 07:00 AM
google is your friend:
http://forums.creativecow.net/forum/sonyvegas
http://www.dmnforums.com/cgi-bin/displaywwugindex.fcgi?forum=sonic-foundry_vegas
http://www.vasst.com/training/Forums-Groups.htm
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~wvg/tutorial-1.htm

u2rulesmyworld
2008-10-18, 12:30 PM
google is your friend:
http://forums.creativecow.net/forum/sonyvegas
http://www.dmnforums.com/cgi-bin/displaywwugindex.fcgi?forum=sonic-foundry_vegas
http://www.vasst.com/training/Forums-Groups.htm
http://www.wideopenwest.com/~wvg/tutorial-1.htm

google? haha whats that

Vegas is a great platform for editing of live music and DVD Architect very good for authoring DVD's, i have never needed anyhing besides these 2 programs

schmoe75
2008-10-18, 09:32 PM
On a PC, Sony Vegas is a great platform for capturing/editing live footage and DVD Architect very good for authoring DVD's
:thumbsup

drevilwebmaster
2008-10-29, 11:40 AM
I have been using Discwelder Steel 3 for making DVD that will make DVD-A and mirror it in video file area also so it can be played in any dvd player