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Burning To Dvd - Terrible Quality Please Help


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Ok i'm about to pull my hair out haha

 

I have exported from Final Cut Express to quicktime. Its in a great quality. I then add it to toast to burn a DVD and BAM terrible quality on the DVD.

 

Now inbetween those steps I have also tried using MPEG streamclip to convert to an AIC version of the file (which makes a way bigger file still with great quality, as i figured this might help the quality? no?)

Still terrible DVD quality.

 

I have tried numerous ways to do this. What am I missing here, its so frustrating with all the different formats and options. Is there a format I should convert it to before sending it to toast? I know DVD uses mpeg-2 but I don't have this conversion option in MPEG streamclip so I havn't tried it.

 

Any help would be great!

 

P.s. (all the toast settings are on high quality etc)

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Please describe "terrible". We're not psychic; only you know what it looks like.

Is your source movie in HD, SD or something else?

Is your source movie interlaced or progressive? Is Toast set to the same field dominance?

Do you have Toast set to Automatic or Custom encoding?

What is the duration of your movie?

 

-fair enough, what I mean by terrible is poor quality, like very low resolution (it is a great quality before burning)

-I have tried a few source files including a .mov quicktime lossless movie file (im told this is the best option from FCE)

-Im not sure on the interlaced question although it is 25fps, 1280x720, AIC, (& tried others)

-I would imaging automatic encoding (I have not found a custom encoding option, where is this?)

-Duration is just under 3 mins

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You are making a standard-definition video from a high-definition source so it naturally will look lower quality. Have you looked at the DVD on your TV? If you are viewing the DVD on your Mac then you need to have DVD Player set to show actual size and not at full screen.

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You are making a standard-definition video from a high-definition source so it naturally will look lower quality. Have you looked at the DVD on your TV? If you are viewing the DVD on your Mac then you need to have DVD Player set to show actual size and not at full screen.

 

yeh i guess so but still the drop in quality is a fair bit more than I would expect

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yeh i guess so but still the drop in quality is a fair bit more than I would expect

Something may be wrong because for me Toast has made pretty good 16:9 video DVDs from my HD videos. But I don't know if that's just my taste compared with yours. You didn't mention if you are viewing the DVD on a TV or on a Mac. How big is the TV?

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