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    I made a big mistake with my conversion settings when creating a wedding DVD and need assistance.

    This was my first attempt at filming on an SD card, using Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for conversion, Pinnacle 17 for editing and then I need help to export the edited video as an mpeg stream/file, so that I can create a DVD.

    Two JVC cameras were used (one set at AVCHD and the other set at MP4) I must say, this was a last minute request. I will never do it again.

    I converted both videos to MPEG 2 with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, but did not notice (forgot about) the bitrate and other settings.

    I then spent hours editing in Pinnacle:

    When I wanted to export last night, I saw that the settings were all wrong:
    Frame aspect 4:3; Bitrate 4000; FPS 29.97 (we use 25)

    This would have been the initial settings in Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate:

    These are the options for high quality:

    High Quality

    Video Encoder: Smart fit or MPEG 2
    Frame Rate: 25 fps

    Audio: Smart fit or MPEG 2 Audio; AC3
    Sample Rate: Smart Fit; 44 100 or 48 000Hz
    Channel: Smart Fit/1/2
    Bit Rate: 64/96/128/192/256/384 kbps


    One camera:

    Other camera:

    Now, how and with what settings, to export from from Pinnacle 17

    Default settings on Pinnacle 17:

    So, after a very long post, three questions remain:
    1. What conversion settings should I use in Wondershare
    2. What settings can I use to export from Pinnacle
    3. What program should I use for authoring/ creating the DVD?

    I would appreciate any replies- I promised the DVD would be ready tonight!!!!
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  2. No need to use wondershare. Ingest your footage into Pinnacle, edit, and use Pinnacle's output preset for PAL disc. You can author and burn right in Pinnacle.
    Last edited by smrpix; 19th Jul 2014 at 12:47.
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