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Raggedy (interlacing) edges on movement

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Hi

 

I have used Toast for years, and am presently using version 8.0.5.

Over the past couple of years I have used Toast 8 to make about 30 DVDs of my "home movies".

(The process is... Canon HV20, filmed in 1920x1080i, imported into iMovie 604 on a 24 inch Intel iMac, edited in iMovie 604, then, drag the finished iMovie files* into Toast 8 Titanium, and burn the DVD)

It works perfectly every time.

* Note that I said iMovie fileS. This is because if I make just one file, a film of say 75 minutes, then when I export the iMovie file into Quicktime, or directly into Toast and onto a DVD, then about half way through the finished DVD the sound and video are out of synchronisation. If I split the film into 3 or 4 parts, this does not happen. (Same thing happens with iDVD)

 

My only complaint with Toast is the quality of moving edges in the image.

i.e. Where arms and legs are moving significantly fast, or where people walk by, within 2 or 3 metres of the camera lens, then these moving objects have annoying ragged edges.

It seems to be heavy interlacing.

Not knowing better I accepted this as normal, annoying, but normal.

 

The last two DVDs I have made, I made with iDVD (part of iLife '08), instead of Toast.

I was surprised to find that iDVD does not give these ragged edges, or at least they are hardly noticable.

 

But I don't really want to use iDVD. The menus take too much disk space, and they take too much time to fill with video clips and music. Worst of all is that some people getting a copy of the DVD, get lost amongst the menus and sub menus and miss some parts of the film. I prefer the foolproof simplicity of Toast.

 

My question is....

A - Is there some button or control I should be clicking on Toast to avoid those ragged edges.

B - Is Toast 10 any better regarding these ragged edges

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