I hope someone can help as I have started to reach the point of ripping my hair out over this one... and would love just a tiny bit of guidance from someone in the know. I am using Adobe Premier Pro to edit my video footage - I have finished my first 'extreme sports action film' (ok, so not so extreme, but nevermind...). Now ALL I want to do is get my movie onto a DVD. I have read numerous articles and this process is not as easy as what they make out! When I export from adobe back to the camera and then play through the TV that way then I have excellent quality both visually and sound. However my attempts at getting onto a DVD have left me with either poor picture or poor sound. My first attempt was to render the completed footage as avi format as I thought that this would be the raw, uncompressed version of data - which i then thought I could compress, put onto my dvd authoring program and hey presto!! But infact the .avi footage was really poor quality. (and also took near on 4 hours to render in adobe for 7 mins of footage which seemed a bit excessive considering I'm on a 3.02 Mhz pentium 4 - but thats probably best saved for another thread!). My next attempt was to use the adobe encoder (I also have another encoder - TMPG) to encode the footage into DVD format (MPEG 2) - the picture I got was excellent but the sound is muffled in places...!! Aaarghhh. There are just so many options in choosing the different formats, that for someone like me who is just getting into the hobie of making movies, it can become a bit too much and frustrating! If someone could shed some light on this matter it would be much appreciated! Cheers.