So Ed, our resident master DP has been working on  editing the first six minutes of the DVD.   We are using Nikon  P520DSLR cameras to record the footage in HD for the Documentary.   I love the camera overall , however it does “on the fly”  MPG compression of the footage, something I am not really happy with.  I prefer to work with uncompressed footage until the final burn.

However, we just did a test burn of a DVD of the first six minutes and previewed it on the 70 inch HD Panasonic screen we  have and the the footage worked excellently.  My fears of bad HD footage  with lots of image compression are put to rest.         Onward!