I have bought a great new computer, one good enough to manage the Cyberlink software..
I've got my camera set to HA.
My problem is that as a brand newbie to cyberlink PD Ultra 11, I'm confused about the settings, as I am getting very bad artifacting when the camera moves. My Panasonic HDwriter software never did that, but it is so basic I wanted something more.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to produce a nice looking HD video yet, too much interference.
I don't understand much about the settings.
Here's a breakdown of what I've done so far.
1. A video with most 25fps clips, all but one which was 50fps.
I had it generating shadow file.
I chose AVC 1920x1080/50i 16mbps and set the project frame rate at 25. I produced with svrt.
I neglected to choose avchd on the disc tab and had it on dvd instead. woops.
on watching it, it was horrible. All stripey and artifacty when the camera moved, when still it looked ok.
2. So I looked up the forum.
I unchecked generate shadow file, as with my new computer
it manages fine.
I took out that one 50fps clip.
I chose again AVC, 1920x1080/50i and put 25fps as project setting. oh...and PAL, always PAL.
In produce, I went to 2d disc, AVCHD, widescreen, H264 1920x1080/50i etc.
on watching the new 2 min clip, it was still bad, probably no better, or just barely.
3. Reading more,
I turned off HD video processing in settings
I turned on 'reduce video blocking' in Produce.
I chose again AVC 1920/1080/50i but this time picked 24mbps ?? why I don't know, as I'm not sure what that is.
and burned an AVCHD, 16:9 H264, 1920x1080/50i DVD.
I've made lots of videos with the footage from this camera, with basic old HD Writer from Panasonic, never did this before, so I'm a bit concerned that I've gone to the trouble of getting Cyberlink AND a new computer that can cope with it, just to get artifacting videos that are horrible to watch.
oh, PS. I'm a bit dense about technical things, and only know what half the settings mean, but I'm trying to learn, if you'd be so kind as to keep it simple!
Can you help?