I have to produce a short animation on DVD in PAL format with a 16:9 (widescreen) ratio. So my (hopefully) simple question is: what’s the best way to render this? Left to my own devices (always dangerous) and based on what I’ve read so far I’d do something like this:
Select the PAL 16:9 preset, compose the animation allowing for the stretched xy pixels.
Render at 100% (so 720 x 576 pixels) to a series of png files.
Compile the image files into a video format (MPEG4? XVID?)
Burn to DVD in PAL format
Bearing in mind the usual quality vs computer time/grunt balance, is this on the right lines? Do I need to worry about interlacing etc? All advice as to best render settings, output type, video format etc would be very welcome.