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What is the best DVD video quality

519 Views 18 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 4:54 PM by lubrom RSS
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 13, 2013 9:14 PM (in response to lubrom)

    Your camera shoots 16:9. So your projects in both iMovie 8.0.6 and in iMovie 6 should be 16:9.


    The only reason to consider 4:3 is if your only television set is one of those old 4:3 models. (Not that there's anything wrong with that. I still have one.)  I suppose it could also be an artistic choice to do 4:3, but you either have to crop off several lines of pixels or use letterboxing to have 16:9 reduced to 4:3.


    In your iMovie 9 project, you should go to project properties and set it to 16:9.

    For each clip, you should use the Rotate, Crop, Ken Burns Tool and choose FIT. (Actually, if you are using 16:9 clips in a 16:9 project, FIT and CROP should both give the same result.)


    Then when you import event clips into iMovie 6, they should be 16:9 also.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 14, 2013 5:20 AM (in response to lubrom)



    Also, in iDVD, choose a 16:9 project template there too.

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