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Prores422 > Dvd - 720P Bad Quality Vs 1080P?


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i'm making a DVD from my AVCHD and DLSR video camera. The footage from both cameras (panasonic and Canon 7D) is in ProRes422 but I've noticed that whenI create a DVD using Toast the footage shot at 1080p looks far better than that shot at 720p ?? Viewing both ProRes422 files, the footage from the two cameras looks great so I am wondering why Toast is converting the 720p footage to worse quality (not as sharp, pixelated) than the 1080p footage ??

 

(Sure I could use DVD studio Pro but I like the simplicity of Toast and this is but a simple home movie project)

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I don't have an answer to your question but I may have a workaround. Use your video editing app or QuickTime to do the rescaling for the video DVD resolution. For NTSC I've found that saving the video as DVCPRO50-NTSC and choosing progressive instead of interlaced results in a source file that Toast encodes beautifully.

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Ok, I'll try that but it's weird that the 7D footage ProRes422 from the 7D looks noticeably better as both have been transcoded to 720p - just that the original 7D footage was 1080p H.264.

 

I guess I'll have to go the DVD studio pro route. I also don't like the fact that when you drag in clips to toast it makes a new chapters for each clip and you get a pause / stutter each time you go from one clip to the next. I think this is more of a DVD thing than a Toast thing. Still if you want to throw native AVCHD files MTS onto a DVD then Toast is by far the easiest program rather than going the whole, Log and Transfer > FCP > PROres422 > DVD studio pro route !!!

 

Of course you may be asking why the hell am I still tooling around with DVDs; well not everyone has a Blueray player (my parents) and people in their 70s sure as hell don't want to cough up $500 for an entire new flat screen / Blueray setup.

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