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  1. DanaGardner

    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    I am a very basic user. What I am trying to accomplish is I import my iPhone videos of my children (the resulting files are saved on my Mac as .mov files). I want to use a DVD-R to burn these videos using Toast Titanium so the memories are burned to a DVD I can save and it's permanent, something I can give my kids down the road. The type of disc I am choosing before burning is 'DVD Video' since I only own standard dvd players. When I burn my videos, some of them are very pixelated, a lot of the time when the colors are bright. What settings can I use, and please walk me through exactly what to do and use laymans terms - in order to stop this pixelation on my final product when I play it in a DVD player? Thank you!!! Edit - Someone on another page I had read mentioned they went into preferences and turned off "Overscan on video export" and this solved their problem - I am giving that a try now and seeing if the disc I am going to burn turns out ok - Update - it did not work and i wasted a disc trying. Help!
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Thank you! The thing is I spent $85 on Toast so I'm really disappointed! I would prefer that it work
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    I'm sorry about that, I haven't had the time to figure out how to share a clip. Today I tried a $15 app from the App Store. I burned the same clips to disc image and did not get the pixelation! So it's something in Toast!!
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Is it worth adjusting any of these iPhone settings? I noticed that the pixelation is at its worst when the surroundings are bright. Outdoor scenes are very bad. Please help. I'm desperate.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    I will give this a try this weekend. Thanks! Yes. I shot the clips with my IPhone SE. Looks great on phone and on the iMac I transfer everything to. I use Photos app on the iMac to import. Then I use toast to burn.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Apologies that these pictures are coming out every which way. It looks fine in preview and for whatever reason posts differently.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    In case this is helpful...
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    This is how everything is set by default in two different menus when I logged in today. Any ideas?
  10. DanaGardner

    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    I have the same phone. I don't understand all of the technical details but can you possibly recommend a better program for me that would yield a clearer result? Has to be dumbed down easy to use for someone like me. I know I owe others above some info on my settings that they pointed out and will be in touch as soon as I have time to address. Thank you all.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    More of the settings. Also I did I test of 3 of the videos that came out pixelated and burned that selection of a few videos to disc image. Same pixelated result. It must be a setting issue.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    This is what I get when I reset to default. I tried 4.3 and 16.9 and neither seemed to change my output at all, video looks exactly the same
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Great idea about the data DVD backup. I will also look into the USB stick The half pel option and avg bitrate adjustment didn't help. I took a photo of my screen and how the image is boxy. It's hard to tell but it looks very disappointing on screen. I purchased Toast specifically for this purpose. I'm praying someone can help me get a clear picture. Please help! Thank you.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Didn't have time to test it yet. To the other poster, thank you. I'm looking to watch the DVD on any big screen tv now and in the future so DVD video seems like the best way for a person who isn't tech savvy. What do you think? I hope I can get it working.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    That's really cool. Thanks for teaching me. I burned to image and will try to find time to test tonight and report back. I increased avg bitrate and added half pel
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    When I burn as a disk image to the desktop, and then go to open with disk image mounter, I have two folders there and I don't know what to do to test the video. Sorry that this is upside down, do not know why.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    I'll give the bitrate and half pel options you mentioned a try asap. Thank you!!
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Duration 1 hr 21 min Discs are 4.7gb DVD-R Pixelation is best described as, in videos with bright colors mostly, the image looks more boxy. It almost makes me dizzy to look at because my kids faces almost look like tiny squares making up the image.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    These are the settings I see and an example of the types of files I have. They came off my iPhone.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Thank you! Ok it was probably a dumb question. So right now just desperate for help to start getting my movies to burn right on a DVD!
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Possible dumb question. Is it maybe that standard DVD just isn't the best technology and I should consider buying a bluray writer and a bluray player just for this purpose of videos of my kids and maybe I wouldn't have this problem? No idea what it costs but just wondering. This program can record on bluray right? What I'm mainly looking for with this ongoing task is easy to do, and clear video.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    Just wanted to say thank you and this busy mom will take a look at this info this week and reply back. I really want to get this working right.
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    Pixelated Dvd In Toast Titanium

    I tried increasing avg bitrate to 8 per a friend. No improvement. There is zero pixelation in the original transferred files when opened on my Mac. Can you please give some other setting changes to try and also walk me through exactly how to burn to disc image and then preview it so I can stop wasting discs? I can't figure it out. Thank you, I'm so frustrated.
  24. When I click the icon at the bottom of my screen to start Toast, it takes at least 2 min for anything to happen. It just sits. Why is this?
  25. DanaGardner

    Mixed Content Pal/ntsc

    I am a brand new user who is trying to make basic home video discs from videos captured on our iPhones. When I go to burn my disc it tells me I have mixed NTSC and PAL files. The first time I tried to burn, I just ignored the message and burned the disc. It did not play in my DVD player (error message"playback prohibited by area limitations". I did some digging online and saw some people suggesting to change the preferences to NTSC format, which I did, but I still got the same error message. Am I going to be able to make a disc after changing the preference to NTSC that can play in a DVD player? All these files are from IPhones, I do not understand why the formats would be different? I am in the USA.
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