iDVD produces jerky video using iMovie HD footage

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  1. longmover macrumors member

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    I really hope someone can help me, this problem is driving me nuts:

    I filmed my Nephew's wedding using a Sony HDR-HC5 HD camcorder, imported it in to iMovie and edited it all no problem. The preview plays fine.

    Next stage was to export it to the Media Browser so I could burn it in iDVD. I exported it as large and proceeded to make a menu system in iDVD no problem, again the preview looks fine. However, when I come to create the DVD/VIDEO_TS folder the playback is very jerky.

    I've found a few threads from people who solve this problem using the 'Shift Fields' filter in Final Cut Express 4, fine but I don't have FCE4 and I shouldn't need to drop £130 on additional software just to burn a dvd!

    I've always found that Apple stuff does 'just work' but for some reason, this doesn't....!

    Please, please, can anyone help me?
     
  2. longmover thread starter macrumors member

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  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    You might want to either have this thread moved to the digital video section or close this one down and start a new one. There are a lot of guys/girls who know a lot about video that might not visit other sections of the forum.

    As a side note, have you tried playing the dvd in a regular dvd player? If so how was it there? Was it still jerky?
     
  4. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    When you exported from iMovie to iDVD, what format did you use?

    I find if I use anything except DV between the two the resulting iDVD project has an iffy frame rate making it look jerky.
     
  5. longmover thread starter macrumors member

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    Right you are, I'll start a new one, apologies.

    I have tried it on a regular DVD player yes, the results are the same :(

    duncyboy: I've tried lots of different ways including DV, again the results are the same..

    Thanks for your replies guys...
     

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