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    Getting Best Dvd Quality, How?

    tsantee, I think you are on to something here. I tried exporting my master movie file from FCP in DVCPRO50 compression and then imported that movie into iDVD. The final results were really pretty good; very, very little in the way of scan line artifacts. Oddly, the dimensions of the movie are a little strange: even though the material is widescreen, it plays in a more rectangular format with black, vertical borders on either side in DVD Player on my Mac. But on my TV (played on a PS3) the movie fills the entire screen. Thanks a lot.
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    Getting Best Dvd Quality, How?

    tsantsee: Thanks a lot for taking the trouble to post a screen grab! Can you please clarify where that settings window is from? FCPX?
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    Getting Best Dvd Quality, How?

    I have a feeling I'm shelling out $49 for Compressor. :-/
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    Getting Best Dvd Quality, How?

    Hi, Just bought Toast 11 and I'm glad to say that so far it's stable on all the tasks I've thrown at it. This is on an early-2008 MacBook Pro running Mavericks. I am looking for a way to burn my Final Cut Pro X movies to DVD (standard def). I bought Toast because iDVD is essentially orphaned and doesn't handle the newer codecs very well, and because (hooray) Toast is the only alternative I've seen that recognizes the chapter markers I've embedded in my FCP movies and will automatically create good looking menu items for them. (The DVD export function of FCPX is very basic in this regard.) Here's my question: When I burn my DVD, I get good looking menus, but video with rapid movement or panning motions breaks up in a way I've never quite seen before. (I should mention that my source is interlaced, widescreen, standard def video from an older MiniDV-based Canon camcorder.) I'm not talking about the appearance of scan lines, but rather, larger "stripes" of displaced video, or sometimes it looks pixellated, but the "blocks" are pretty huge. As I said, FCPX offers only very rudimentary DVD menus, but the quality of the final video is very, very good. Hoping somebody can show me how to get the best of both worlds with Toast. By the way, the video file I'm importing into Toast is 720 x 480, Apple ProRes 422 format. Thanks in advance!
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    Toast 9.0.5 Kernel Panics

    Thanks a lot for the tips. I ran TechTool Pro, Rember, AHT and Memtest (in single user mode), and none of them found any problems with my RAM. So this is something else! Any ideas?
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    Toast 9.0.5 Kernel Panics

    Hmmm.... I doubt it's the RAM, but I'll see what Tech Tool Pro says.
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    Toast 9.0.5 Kernel Panics

    I just upgraded to Toast 9.0.5 from 9.0.2. When I try to use Toast to copy a CD, it reads the contents of the original disc to memory just fine, but after I insert the second, blank CD and tell it to burn the copy, I get a Kernel Panic and have to force shut down. This has happened twice, so it is repeatable. Anyone got any experience solving this? Thanks!
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