Is iDVD good enough for burning DVDs for festivals?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by oxband, May 9, 2012.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I've been burning a short film to DVD for festivals and I've been using iDVD "one step from movie." Is that good enough? I know there are other programs, but given the fact I have no menu with this short film, I like the simplicity of iDVD.

    That said, I'm most interested in quality. Would another program give higher quality?
  2. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
    What NLE are you editing with? If you're using FCP, it's better to encode the DVD assets with Compressor first. iDVD's built-in encoder is pretty limited; you get a few quality presets and that's about it.

    I would also confirm whether or not DVD is an acceptable format for delivering to your list of festivals. Some won't accept DVD (because it makes programming more difficult for some) and will ask for a DV or Betacam tape.

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