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Author: Topic: Toast 6 DVD problems
moji
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moji

Posted: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 01:47PM
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Hello,

I've already posted this in the general forum but here is the problem anyway for the video specialists.

When I burn Quicktime files in Toast 6 from Imovie 2 I get these odd green pixels that only appear very fleetingly - and I have know idea why. I have to assume it's either because I'm trying to get more out of Toast 6 than it's capable of (being only 60 quid) or that it's not totally compatible with my clips.

I'm also using Premiere 6.5 - but having heard so many good things about Final cut Express & Pro I think I'm going to change.

I know the most sensible thing to do would be to get DVD studio pro - but I can't afford it right now on a student budget!

many thanks to anyone who can offer advice!


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Author: Topic: Re: Toast 6 DVD problems
mad dog
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Posted: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 01:11PM
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moji,

It means that the Toast DVD codec is not very good - Quick Time or IDVD / DVD Studio Pro could produce a better mpeg2 file. I don't know, however, if you can put an mpeg 2 file into Toast to burn a Toast DVD (probably not). It is not the actual Toast burn causing the probelm just the encoding of your movie. Hopefully Roxio will improve its codec with the next release of Toast.

Mad Dog.

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Author: Topic: Re: Toast 6 DVD problems
moji
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Posted: Sat, 26 Jun 2004 02:42PM
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mad dog,

yeh, I think your right on that one. It's most likely to be the codec that's at fault. IDVD would be great, but alas I have no Superdrive on my G4.

thanks for the tips anyway.

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Author: Topic: Re: Toast 6 DVD problems
richardlee
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Posted: Sun, 04 Jul 2004 08:22AM
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So is Toast no good?

I spoke to the Apple Store yesterday about an external La Cie DVD burner.

They said that it will be classed as a SuperDrive and iDVD will burn to it. I said I don't have iDVD but have the rest of iLife (came with the iBook!). I asked will it become available when plugged in and the guy said yes - not sure if I believe him - any suggestions?

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