Solved How to Make a Movie Disk—Not YouTube

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How to Make a Movie Disk—Not YouTube was created by frankmlucas

You know, Derek, you could probably be the most popular man on the plant (the Movie Studio planet), if you explained how to use 'Make Movie' to prepare a video for DVD Architect. Not for YouTube—everybody wants to show us how to prepare for YouTube!

Why? Well, I have a full-screen Sony 36" HD TV. (You might have encountered one of these 238-pound beauties.) When I prepare a full-screen video from a widescreen camcorder original, it works fine on my TV. When I try it on a neighbor's widescreen the picture bounces between letterbox to full-screen (square, so to speak) to a widescreen with thick, black bordering around it (a shrunken widescreen). It might be the TV or the DVD player but I'm not sure what to think. However, I've seen this problem in Architect's 'Preview'.

On the other hand, I prepared the widescreen camcorder video as a widescreen video and opened it in DVD Architect. After making a menu, I made sure the properties were for 16:9, and burned a disk. When I watch it on my TV, it tends to stagger rapid movement (I'm recording flat track roller teams). When I dropped-by a friend’s house to test it on his widescreen TV, it ran just fine (really good, actually).

Curiously, when I've transferred old VCR tape to disk (which is why I bought Movie Studio), and copied the VOBs to Movie Studio, then Architect, the disks come out very well—no troubles, eh?

I don't get what I'm doing wrong.
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26 Apr 2014 00:45 #1

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic How to Make a Movie Disk—Not YouTube

Thank you Frank for having the patience to transfer your message onto the Forum. ;)
Also thanks for a real doozy of a question to get things started here :sick:

If you could see my New Tutorial To Do List stuck to the wall, you will be pleased.
I am about to update some of my oldest tutorials and one of the first ones is about using Make Movie and DVDs !
I do already have an in-depth article on the website which explains the Full Manual Workflow for making DVDs and BluRay discs - this is the best method if you are planning to make complex DVDs.
Read here How do I render a video in Vegas Movie Studio suitable for turning into a DVD using DVD Architect Studio ?

If a video is recorded in 16:9 Widescreen and shown on a 16:9 Widescreen TV, then it should display properly with absolutely no problems.
However, each TV manufacturer likes to set up their Controls and Settings in slightly different ways.
If the picture is doing weird things, then the first thing I would be doing is checking the TV Settings and taking it OUT of Auto-Sizing Mode and turning ON 16:9 Widescreen mode.
Were the conflict may be coming from, is if the DVD or BluRay player that is connected to the TV is not set properly in it's Settings.
1. Make sure the DVD Player is outputting to 16:9 Widescreen Mode.
2. If the DVD/BluRay player is connected via an HDMI cable and the WRONG Output setting has been selected, you will see the screen go crazy and jump in and out of different modes - a bit like a epilepsy for TVs.
Some TVs can only accept a MAXIMUM HDMI Signal of 1080i, not 1080p.
In the newest of TVs it can go even higher than 1080i, 1080-25p, 1080-30p, 1080-50p or 1080-60p.
You need to check the DVD/BluRay Player Output for HDMI. If it is set to 1080p or higher, change it to 1080i and everything will settle down.
3. None of the above may have anything to do with the problem. :ohmy:

If none of the above has anything to do with the problem, then it might be something to do with Frame Rates in your Movie Studio project being set different to your DVD Architect Frame Rate settings. They must be set the same.

See if you can narrow things down after digesting the high level geekdome.

Derek :)
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Unplugging is the best way to find solutions to your problems.
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26 Apr 2014 01:32 #2

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Replied by frankmlucas on topic How to Make a Movie Disk—Not YouTube

It turns-out to be the technique one uses to build the files in Architect.

I had two videos of a one-hour Roller Derby Bout. They each contained half the Bout (30-minutes). I decided it would be easier to have a separate Movie Studio project for each (it just made editing less awkward).

I finished one, made a movie of it, then sent it to Architect. I edited the second one and made a movie of it but just let it save to disk. I was careful to double-check that I had all the parameters/properties correctly set.

Opening the Architect project, I added the second movie to the first, and created a menu system. Then wrote it to DVD.

Architect doesn't like this method, displaying the problems about which I wrote for this topic. When I went back to Movie Studio, and made one movie using both videos, Architect gave me a well-behaved movie no matter what DVD player and TV I played it through.

If the proper display of a DVD movie is dependent on the viewers equipment, it would be hard to explain why a movie on a retail DVD doesn't exhibit viewing problems.
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11 May 2014 14:28 #3

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Replied by DoctorZen on topic How to Make a Movie Disk—Not YouTube

Thanks for the follow up :)
Remember to turn everything off at least once a week, including your brain, then sit somewhere quiet and just chill out.
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