Best way to make HD movie on a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lisamel, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. lisamel macrumors regular

    lisamel

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    Hi!

    I have been using iMovie 09 and iDVD to make DVDs but I'm really disappointed with the quality. I use a Samsung HD camera called Samsung H104 (in europe) and it records in full HD 1920 x 1080.

    What way is best to get good quality on a DVD? I have a fairly new MacBook Air (from sept) but I usually use my iMac (from 2008) to import and burn the DVDs.

    The quality I get is really poor and everyone end up look quite overweight because of the widescreen..

    Really hoping someone can help me with this or point me in the right direction!

    Thanks so much :)

    Lisa
     
  2. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    Well if you burn in to a DVD as a "DVD movie" of course it won't keep the HD resolution. DVD don't support HD. What you can do is to just burn the HD movie file to a DVD as just a data file, but you won't be able to play it on normal DVD players.
     
  3. lisamel thread starter macrumors regular

    lisamel

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    Yeh okay I understand that, but the quality looks really bad before I make the DVD as well.. So there is no way making a Blu-ray disc? :)
     
  4. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    I haven't used iMovie so I don't know what quality it supports. Someone else has to answer that one.

    And there is no Blue-Ray support for Mac afaik.
     

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