Hello, Thank you for the quick response I'm almost there. If I could bother you on one more thing I will leave you alone. Sorry if this has been covered but I can't seem to find the answer, anywhere on the net. I have shot 4 small corporate productions with an Epic, looks great. Cut it, colored, sound, etc. I have the finals outputted in masters for web and BluRay, fine. Client wants SD DVD's for trade shows and their clients who do not have BluRay players so she wants DVD's. I have tried everything to get a clean DVD. They look terrible. I understand that HD does not work on SD DVD but can I not at least get the picture to look like a DVD? Meaning clean and the way DVD's looked before HD? I am getting pixelation and just ugliness.
I have tried Compressor and DVD Studio Pro from my FCP7. I have tried output from FCPX. I have tried Encore and it just crashes on my now thanks I guess to Mavericks. I purchased Toast Titanium 11, worked different settings and still no good. What in the world can I do to make a DVD look right? Is there some special set of settings I do not know nor can I find? It baffles me that old SD video to DVD looks better than HD to DVD. I've been two days on this trying to make simple DVD's. My masters are ProRes 422 .mov. I really wish someone could simply state what settings to use. I have read everything under the sun with a whole lot of different answers. I now have a sizable stack DVD coasters.
Any help would be saving me right now.