Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2011 3:56 PM (in response to Mark Duehmig)
They both share the same fundamentals since they are both based on Quicktime. Since you talk about DVDSP I assume you have Compressor as well. In that case I suggest you run your video through Compressor using a CBR setting, turning on Frame Controls and setting everything to "Better".
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 8:15 PM (in response to mishmumken)
Mish, I do have Compressor. Not sure what a CBR setting is though. But when I choose an MPEG-2 preset that seems to have the lowest compression; DVD: Best Quality 90 Minutes, I can turn on Frame Controls but everything is greyed out. Do I need to build my own pre-set?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to Mark Duehmig)
If these are settings that you think you'll need more often you can save them as a preset.
CBR is constant bitrate and is usually used for content shorter than 60 min. You'll find the drop-down menu for that above the bitrate sliders. Also: try with a bitrate of 7,5 mbp/s max. If you set it higher you risk spiking and the disk might not play.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 11:55 AM (in response to mishmumken)
I am in the same boat. I am shooting a HS Senior's football season for College recruitment. I shoot in 1080p, but used Quicktime when exporting from FCP. I burned a raw edit to give to the guy so he can choose what plays he wants, but the quality is less that what I view on my iMac. Now I know I'm not burning true HD through iDVD, but you mention using compressor. At what step would I do that? And can I burn true HD in iDVD?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 12:32 PM (in response to vidoedude)
Videodude, Compressor isn't necessary since iDVD will do the compression for you. But I wasn't happy with the standard def quality I was getting so Mish recommended using manual settings in Compressor and exporting the MPEG2 files needed to burn to DVD. Since Compressor created the files I used DVD Studio Pro to master my DVD.
You should be able to burn a HD disc through iDVD if you have a BlueRay burner. But keep in mind that not everyone has BlueRay and the discs aren't cheap. Be a shame if you handed out discs that no one could use.
As a side note, I used Mish's advice and am really happy with the quality of video I'm getting now. I can only guess that iDVD over compressed the video so it could squeeze two hours on a DVD, even though my video was only 10 min.