Forgive me, but many books have been written on questions of less scope!
My best suggestion is to use the free encoder MPEG StreamClip
to re-encode your camera files *if absolutely necessary*
- I think you will find that the new Premiere can handle just about any format thrown at it; in that respect at least, it is waay ahead of Apple's Final Cut today.
Once you have output an edit, use a simple DVD authoring program such as those written by Roxio
to output to DVD.
Try and keep NTSC / PAL conversions to a minimum since they are complex & ugly - perhaps avoid them completely by getting either PAL or NTSC viewers to watch the videos through a computer or media viewer set-top box (XBox/AppleTV etc).
But as an example I have 3 making-of on the web: http://www.pepe-botella.com/making-off/making-off.html
Don't laught but I'm currently working by instinct with quick time settings.
Well, the first making "summertime" is in auto run and you noticed that it is loaded immediatly.
Then, I don't know why but I lost the export settings and the 2 other makings are not appearing straight but they are loaded completly before so you have to wait with the quicktime logo when you load the page.
Can not find the reason and there are so many options in Premiere that I'm lost. I did something right the first time and then I can't repeat it again... Tech drives me mad!
This example shows the kind of obscur hassles I was talking about.
I checked in the Cooter's videos http://www.russellrutherford.com/video/
and he uses another display system that works perfectly, but I wanted to play the makings in the same html page and not in a pop-up.
Any idea of why the first making displays immediatly and the others are loaded before they appear?