Export DV Issues iMovie

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  1. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    A friend has an old (digital tape) video camera with some footage he wants to view on a dvd on his TV.

    I imported all the clips, chose MP4 as the output format in iMovie, saved the project and burned a DVD. It's really pixelated and pretty much unwatchable.

    Can't seem to find the option in iMovie to change from DV to DV pro, which I think will improve things?

    It's the new version, and Apple have changed the export menu so I can't find the right dialogue box....?
     
  2. danpass macrumors 68020

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    - iMovie 11
    -- Share
    --- Export Using Quicktime
    ---- Options


    Multiple options and formats available. imo it should be labeled 'Advanced Export'
     
  3. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Thats What I Thought

    But its not there...Must live somewhere else.:confused:
     
  4. danpass macrumors 68020

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    Just revised my first post.

    There is yet another button 'Options' in that Save As window

    THEN you can set formats, ratios, etc lol
     
  5. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I WIll Try That

    Thanks, It's rebuilding the project at the moment so will look when it's done:)
     
  6. danpass macrumors 68020

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    At some point you may find that 16x9 video is coming out 4:3 in iDVD.

    I had to set the ratio to 'Custom' at 853x480 to subsequently force iDVD to read it as 16x9 (even though I had the '16x9' setting originally when rendering)

    In case it happens to you.
     
  7. Macman45 thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Still Cant Find

    That Damn option to change from DV to DV pro.....Am now exporting in MP4 (Improved) HD...I think the limitations of the older DV tapes may be partly to blame here, My HD camera works fine.

    Might tell him he needs a new camera:)
     
  8. danpass macrumors 68020

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    - iMovie 11
    -- Share
    --- Export Using Quicktime
    ---- Options
    ----- Video/Settings
    ------ Compression Type (at the very top of the new window). This will show the available formats.
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Why go via Quicktime/mp4 if he wants a dvd that he can watch, presumably via a dvd player, on his TV? Why not share to iDVD and make the dvd that way?
     
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    I figured he wanted to start with a specific format when using iDVD.
     
  11. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Sorry, I don't understand that. The whole point of iMovie/iDVD is to import video footage, edit it, and then transfer it to dvd without anything in between.
     

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