What's not to like?....
Portability. You can't really pop a hard disc in an envelope and send it to Aunty Gladys
No reason why you can't do both. A full quality file on a hard disc is easy to produce as part of the AVCHD/Blu-ray/DVD production process anyway.
Is the media player you linked to Level 4.2 compliant ? Most aren't so won't work with 1080p50/60 content.
My aunty Gladys can just about manage to slot in a DVD into a DVD player.
No PC either
Just snuck in whilst the wife is not looking!
The interlacing is about the same, but crucially the linear movement is smooth.
Its hard typing this whilst hiding under the desk!
I noticed whilst doing this that there is a button in Architect that says 'Reduce interlacing flicker' It was set to - off. Could this be the magic button? I didn't get time to try it yesterday, will have a go later. But how did you achieve the smooth linear motion?
You do not have a desktop computer thenIts hard typing this whilst hiding under the desk!
What I'm not understanding is why OP is having these difficulties. Provided my original footage is decent, I'm expecting the DVD will be pretty good, even though it migt lack some sharpness present in the original.
However, I'm intrigued by the Media-Player option ( rogs Post#27 ) as I'm guessing this will give me the fill HD-quality [ AVCHD ] without having to burn BD discs....
Shame DVD Architect 5 will only do pcm with HD content to Blu-ray or DVD blanks. Waste of a perfectly good ac3 5.1 track. It's a strange mixture of a very capable DVD authoring package let down. Why can't Sony release a patch enabling ac3, I wouldn't mind paying for the licence.
The above of course refers to DVD Architect Studio 5.
Only used the standard presets as posted. Bog standard interlaced footage, if you watch digital SD TV it's the same as DVD. Mpeg2 compressed 720/704 x 576 interlaced but at a lower bitrate than you can use on a DVD. It should look as good as broadcast TV.
as a side note, the last build of VMSP HD 11 is 322. See the list of fixes and changes here
Sony Creative Software - Vegas Movie Studio Release Notes
You should update.
Virus under control (thanks Adaware) I have had a little play and found that I can 'Render as' and burn to HDD and the quality is everything you could ask for. Unfortunately I USED 'SONY AVC/MVC and AVCHD 1920/1080/50i so the file is still in AVCHD. When I import it into Architect I am back to sq 1. A whole lot of interlace issues. Tried every suggestion so far.
Downloaded a trial Powerdirector 11 to try it. Whereas Sony is over the top in terms of options, PD is the reverse, which would be nice if it worked, but the interlacing issue is just as bad if not worse. Is there any hope?
Time to buy a cheap Blu-ray player. You can then burn the 1080i file as is to a DVD blank using AVCHD format using free software.