iMovie compression and encoding to iDVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by YetiDawg, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. YetiDawg macrumors newbie

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    I have a Canon XL-2 I use to shoot live theatre and edit in iMovie HD. I usually set it to 24fps and 16:9. When I create a new iMovie project it used to be in DV widescreen but I'm trying out HDV 720p. However when I burn it to a DVD with iDVD the finished product tends to look pretty grainy full screen on a PC or on a high-end TV. Is this a compression problem and is there a better way to export to iDVD?
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Are you using the "professional" setting on the compression preferences?
    Also, try to keep the movie around 60 min.
    Longer movies trade quality for extra time.

    ( also remember of course that DVDs are only SD video, and you're trying to put HD video on there, so there's always going to be some loss )
     

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