I'm working on a DVD that combines footage we shot with a Quicktime created by someone else (the Quicktime clip is a series of still images apparently created in IMovie as a photo montage and was shown during the event and we are editing it into the sequence). Usually we have no problems and the final product ends up looking great. This time... The footage of the main source is DV/DVCPRO NTSC, 720X480, 29.97fps lower (even) dominance The sequence matches those settings The Quicktime clip is h.264, 1920X1080, square pixel, upper (odd) dominance I inserted the Quicktime clip into the sequence, which made it letterboxed. Rendered it (which took close to 2 hours). Then rendered the rest of the sequence for some color correction. Exported the full sequence as a non-compressed Quicktime with current settings. Compressed that movie via Compressor using standard 120 minute DVD best quality preset. Made DVD in DVDStudio Pro. Everything looks good on the computer but when played on a TV (which is an LCD HD) the 12 minute photo montage looks horrible - images are very jagged and look like the Field dominance is off. I had thought that rendering the clip into the sequence would get everything smoothed out and uniform. Wondering what I should have done or should do. Or if this is the best quality I can expect given what I have to work with. I'm currently rendering just that clip in a sequence that has the same settings as before except the field dominance is set to match the clip. But that's taking another 2 hours (so if I get suggestions before that, can stop and try them). My plan is to compress it separately and insert it into the timeline in DVDSP and see what happens.