Questioning results with idvd

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by homer20001, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. homer20001 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2005
    I've been using idvd to compress and burn several projects which run about 70-90min each. I've been exporting my timelines from FCP as quicktime movies - then importing them into idvd - then adjusting idvd's settings which allow me to use a single DVD. After burning, I'm seeing quality issues like a sublte screen flickering (particularly in wide shots), and loss of color vibrance. QUESTION: is this just the result of idvd compressing the file? Would using a dual layer DVD help as I wouldn't have to compress as much? Is there anything that can be done to yield better results within idvd?:confused:
  2. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I don't use iDVD, so I don't know much about it, but I wouldn't expect the MPEG2 compressor in iDVD to be particularly high-end. I use Compressor to encode to MPEG2 and DVD Studio Pro to author DVDs and am 100% pleased with the results.
  3. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Try looking in the iDVD forum on the Apple web site as I thought I saw a few Q's the same as yours in there. Hope there is an answer for you :)

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