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poor quality of images when burned as dvd movie


Robin Collins

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Hello,

 

I've tried this several times, both from Motion Picture HD and from Apple's own conversion imovie/idvd and in each case the quality of the images is signficantly degraded from the original viewed prior to saving as a movie. Is this normal. THe result is not good enough to use, as the sharpness has gone.

I am using the most recent updates of Toast and MPicture HD, saving in both .mov format and as a dvdproj in idvd.

 

Robin

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A couple things to note:

First, if you are viewing the resulting DVD on your Mac be sure to choose Normal view rather than full-screen mode in DVD Player. Normal View will be the actual 720x480 image so the picture isn't zoomed larger making the images look very blurry.

 

If you are still unhappy with the image quality when viewed on your TV, then my guess is you are using high resolution images. I've noticed that it is better to export my high resolution images at something near 1500x1000 pixels before using those in Motion Pictures. That way your photo editing application is doing most of the downsampling which to my eyes looks better than having Motion Pictures do major downsampling.

 

Lastly, have you tried the DVD slide show feature in Toast? This displays full-frame images without making a movie of them. They appear sharper. The default is for the slides to advance every 5 seconds but they also can be advanced using the chapter skip button on the remote control.

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thanks, I'll give both options a try and get back.

R.

 

 

A couple things to note:

First, if you are viewing the resulting DVD on your Mac be sure to choose Normal view rather than full-screen mode in DVD Player. Normal View will be the actual 720x480 image so the picture isn't zoomed larger making the images look very blurry.

 

If you are still unhappy with the image quality when viewed on your TV, then my guess is you are using high resolution images. I've noticed that it is better to export my high resolution images at something near 1500x1000 pixels before using those in Motion Pictures. That way your photo editing application is doing most of the downsampling which to my eyes looks better than having Motion Pictures do major downsampling.

 

Lastly, have you tried the DVD slide show feature in Toast? This displays full-frame images without making a movie of them. They appear sharper. The default is for the slides to advance every 5 seconds but they also can be advanced using the chapter skip button on the remote control.

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