How can I burn a DVD in HD?

by on November 19, 2009

Q: I have a HD JVC video camera with a hard drive and can burn HD DVDs from my computer. I am making a highlight DVD and adding music to it but I cannot get it to burn in HD. Do I have to have a special program? I have downloaded Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 from Sony but still can’t burn in HD. How can I burn a DVD in HD?

5 Responses to “How can I burn a DVD in HD?”

    To burn HD DVD’s you would have to have a BluRay burner or an HD DVD burner. Do you have one of those?


    I don’t. I have a HD camcorder and have burnt discs with it and it may not be high definition but it is excellent quality. I am now trying do a highlight video of my son’s football games and can’t get the best picture when I add music to it. Is that because it’s not BluRay?


      I certainly agree that an HD camcorder can produce DVD’s that are great quality while not being HD. I just wanted to make sure we were talking about the same thing.

      It sounds like you normally take the HD camcorder video and burn it directly to DVD without editing but now that you are trying to edit the video, by adding music, the quality is degrading. If that is the case then the problem is the software you are using to edit the video. What software are you using to edit your video to add music?


      Oh sorry I missed the reference to “Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0” above. It looks like Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 9.0 is supposed to work well with HD video. Have you tried editing a video without modifying the music to see if that video still comes out with a high quality image?

      I am thinking the most likely issue is that when you burn the DVD you are given a quality option and highest quality is not getting selected.


    I did burn one without any music added and it came out fine. You may be right about the highest quality not being selected. I am new to all of this and I’m having trouble figuring out the DVD architect that came with the Vegas. Maybe I’m just missing something simple and I’ll smack myself when I figure what I’ve been doing wrong! Thanks for your response. It’s given me a little motivation to keep working on it.