I’m totally new here (first post). Over the last couple of weeks I’ve become really interested in DVD technology, and in producing free DVDs of non-copyrighted films for people who don’t have access to the material they seek (especially educational material).
Question #1: Is there a way to burn a HD quality production onto a DVD, and maintain the original quality? Does the terminology “HD” solely refer to the necessity that one must have a HD screen to enjoy the quality, or does it also apply to the quality of the video itself? I’m currently using CyberLink PowerProducer, and find it to work really well - but if folks have other suggestions for programs, that would be great.
Question #2: Letterbox productions (AKA, the films which stretch across the screen, instead of filling up the whole thing). A problem I’ve found when burning these is that the format changes to full-screen instead of letterbox, and in turn the overall quality ends up going slightly down. I personally enjoy letterbox films, and when converted it doesn’t look right (after you’ve seen how the letterbox looks - if you haven’t seen it, sometimes it’s hard to even tell). Is there a way to maintain this appearance? If so, how?
Again, sorry if these questions are repeats of others (couldn’t find them answered elsewhere). I’m really looking forwarding to learning lots about DVD production here, and to share what I learn with others!