1920X1080 .mov to DVD-ROM HDTV

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  1. sadie-lady macrumors newbie

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    1920X1080 .mov to DVD-ROM HDTV

    Created a 1920X1080 .mov file of 6mp photos via iMovie 09 (looks wonderful on my 20" :apple: Display). I want the end product to be DVD-ROM for viewing on HDTV. How is this accomplished? What method is used to maintain the 1920X1080 dimensions in an HD format for HDTV viewing?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can't on DVD, unless the player support HD mp4 files.
     
  3. sadie-lady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmm

    Thanks. So I'm basically stuck in a 720 DV mode for DVD-ROM playback?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    DV, as in 720 x 480? Yes.
     
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    It's possible to create an HD DVD, but compatible players are few and far between. I think there's a Blu-ray DVD equivalent too.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you talking about burning a HD-DVD or BD disc, or making a HD file that is read and played back by the player in HD?
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    Well, you could hook up your computer to the TV

    or

    Buy a PS3?
     
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    The HD DVD spec allows HD content to be stored on a regular DVD, using the HD DVD file structure. I think there's a BR equivalent of that feature.

    I believe that an Xbox 360 can play HD directly from a file if you rename it to .avi first. This would depend on codecs etc though.
     
  9. sadie-lady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My issue is converting my really high quality 1920X1080 .mov file of 6mp photos (fwiw:Ken Burns effect in iMovie 09) to a DVD-ROM disc that will playback on a standard DVD player. The video's content are wedding pictures that the bride's mother will pass out to dozens of relatives, etc., so it's in that context I use the term "standard DVD player" as there can't be any thing special about the disc being an .mp4, etc. Standard would be like a DVD VIDEO-TS you'd rent from Blockbusters. My problem is maintaining the quality of my 1920X1080 .mov after it's converted to a DVD (VIDEO-TS). By "really high quality" I mean that in the 1920X1080 .mov (in Quicktime) you can pretty see faceting detail in the bride's necklace, or thread texture gown/mens suits, etc.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If that is the case, then you'll want to stick with plain old SD DVD, unless you can guarantee that everyone will have a compatible player and HDTV.
     
  11. sadie-lady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sd

    Sad but true.:( Thanks for shoring that up for me. I didn't know if someone had a silver bullet or not.
     
  12. tcgjeukens macrumors regular

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    Sadie-lady,

    You can create a hybrid solution on a SD DVD.
    a) Downconvert your 1920x1080 to SD (720x480 NTSC or 720x576 PAL and store on regular DVD. Will play for any audience with both a SD and HD DVD player regardless of the type of TV they have connected.
    b) Create a DVD-ROM folder on the same DVd wher you store your high quality 1920x1080 file as MOV. People with an :apple:/PC will be able to access that file and watch your HQ slideshow.

    Coen
     
  13. sadie-lady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Dv In

    I did consider a DV IN of the 1920X1080 .mov to my FW SD Sony TRV19 then import off the tape to HD to iMovie but v09 doesn't have the DV IN feature as did previous versions.
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure what that would accomplish, you'd pretty much end up where you are now.
     
  15. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    If you have a Blu-Ray/PlayStation 3 that supports AVCHD (Most Panasonic and Sony players)

    You can convert it to that format then burn to a regular DVD-R disc.
     
  16. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The OP is making several copies of the disc to give out to people. Maximum compatibility is key.
     
  17. sadie-lady thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When creating this "DVD-ROM folder" what application are you using, Toast, Burn?
     
  18. tcgjeukens macrumors regular

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    Use Toast or iDVD. It is your choice.

    In iDVD:
    Go to Advanced and select Add DVD-ROM contents.


    In Toast (see picture):
    • Drag video to Video pane
    • Select checkbox Add Data Content. (on mouseover you will see how to proceed)
    • Go to data pane.
    • Add ROM data.
    • Go back to video pane (see picture) and burn.
     

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