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I have a project in consisting of avi movies in Adobe Premiere and would like to create a DVD out of it. I have saved the movie as .avi and as MPEG2 (PAL Generic) but when I look at them they are of somewhat poor quality. The edges are not even for instance. Does anyone know what settings to use to get it right? Thanks.

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Hi Jorsan,

Iím not sure what version of Adobe Premiere you have; I will presume its Premiere Pro 1.5 (newest version).

It sounds like when you export the avi, you are using some type of compression, what you want to do is export it as an uncompressed dv avi file. (quicktime if using MAC)


1. Click File -- Export -- Movie
2. Click Settings.
3. Under "General" File Type should be set to "Microsoft DV AVI". (Iím thinking you have been using "Microsoft AVI" setting in the past, which uses cinepack, divx, indeo, intel and various other compression codecs, you donít want to use these if you want to maintain full quality, if you do want to use "Microsoft AVI" make sure set video compressor to None in video settings).
4. Under "Video" Compressor should be set to DV (PAL). ("Microsoft DV AVI" Setting).
5. Press Ok and save.

As for saving it as an MPEG2 file, you might not be using the best method to convert it from AVI to MPEG2. I suggest Ulead DVD Movie Factory 2,3 or 4 to create a DVD without any poor quality picture problems. All you do is import the uncompressed DV AVI file into it and it will render it as a MPEG2 format then save it to DVD.

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I have talked about more video editing software here:


Hope this helps, give us an update if you fix it, if your using a different version of premiere it might be different, just post another message if it is.

Edited by st22, 15 November 2005 - 04:28 PM.

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