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Author: Topic: Best quality in iDVD - how?
raywatts
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raywatts

Posted: Sun, 05 Nov 2006 01:19AM
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I have a two hour project in FCP and wish to export it to get the best quality DVD possible. From short trials I get the best results when exporting from FCP using Quicktime conversion with no compression. Problem there is it will generate a file of 235Gb. Next best option seems to me mpg4 with deinterlace turned on. This generates 30Gb file which is very managable but there is a loss of quality. I have tried H264 but with my G5 iMac it would take days to encode.

If someone could tell me the best way to achieve max quality with a reasonable file size I would very much apreciate it.

Many thanks

Ray

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Author: Topic: Re: Best quality in iDVD - how?
mad dog
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Posted: Tue, 07 Nov 2006 07:51PM
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DVDs are mpg2 - you should export using compressor or the mpg2 codec in QuickTime (if you have it) - or import a DVPAL QuickTime file into DVDStudio Pro (or iDVD).


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Author: Topic: Re: Best quality in iDVD - how?
denislyons
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Posted: Mon, 22 Jan 2007 01:34PM
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raywatts,

I have had the best results with exporting as a quicktime movie and unchecking the 'make movie self-contained' box. This utilizes the magic of the quicktime reference concept and produces great results in iDVD with little time lost! You can also add chapter markers on your timeline in FCP that iDVD will automatically recognize

Good Luck,

Denis

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