Well, I hope Toast 8 quality is better than Toast 7 because I have bought Toast 7 and I have never been able to make my movies burned with Toast 7 look as good as my movies burned with iDVD.
Any movie seems always too compressed with Toast; I have a mini DV camera (Sony VX2100), a great camera! On a tv screen, the image is clear and sharp, as if you were there! When I burn it with iDVD, the image is as clear and sharp as it was when I film it. Even in night light, there is nearly no noise at all. But when I burn exactly the same movies with Toast, it's like if Toast put a filter on my image... it looks more like film instead of clear home videos. The "as if you were there" effect disapears!! And videos in low light condition are very noisy comparing to those burned with iDVD.
I have already post the problem here and no one has been able to increase the video quality, so now I use Toast only to make copy of image files of videos burned with iDVD, and some other things.
I was hoping that Toast 8 was to offer a new compression engine increasing the video quality but it not seems to be the case. And anyway, nobody seems to notice this video quality problem so maybe it's me the problem.
Anyway, I'm disapointed. I'm happy to have bought Toast and I use it for many, many tasks. This is a great software, no problem with that. But I would have been happy to be able to burn great quality videos too.