Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 5:43 AM (in response to JasonBergy)
1) For best results with an iMovie Project, use SHARE/TO MEDIA BROWSER in Large size. THen in iDVD, find the project in the Media Browser. You could also SHARE/EXPORT MOVIE in Large size to a location on your hard disk and import to iDVD from there.
You can also use SHARE/EXPORT USING QUICKTIME and fiddle with the parameters. In my experience, you are unlikely to find a set of parameters that will give you better quality than Apple's presets. However, if your objective is to create a smaller file, you can find settings that will produce almost the same quality for a lower file size.
2) Are you really just using Event Clips in iDVD without any editing in your iMovie Project? In that case, I would suggest that you use the Media Browser in iDVD to navigate to your EVENT. That way, iDVD will have access to the raw DV clips with no transcoding at all.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to JasonBergy)
Just to be clear on this.(Yes I know that AppleMan has already asked this question above)
Are you just wanting to transfer what is on your Tape onto DVD without adding any Titles, transitions etc etc?
In other words when you watch the DVD you want it to be identical to watching the MiniDV tape with nothing added or removed or adjusted ?
If this IS the case then try this.
Via Finder navigate to the required iMovie Event Folder.
In this folder you should see either --- " iMovie Movie Cache" OR " iMovie Cache" OR both.
Now in these folders you should see " Cache - 25 .mov " or " Cache.mov " respectively.
Open iDVD and drag either one of these in.
If you want to put more than one Event on the DVD then drag the other Cache-25.mov or Cache.mov from the other Events in.
Select in iDVD Preferences > Projects > Encoding = Professional Quality for up to 2 hours video including menu on single sided .
This will be much better than exporting to h.264 and quicker.
Also I don't think that the Single Field Processing "debate " comes into this workflow, could be wrong????
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to JasonBergy)
Will I be able to get all the caches to run all together, not stopping the DVD each time for a chapter break?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2013 11:28 AM (in response to JasonBergy)
You could try to Merge ,say ,4 Events together and use the Cache 25 .mov file from the new merged Event.
I believe the clips get ordered by Date.
To merge Events you drag one on top of the other in the Event Library.
Don't forget the max 2 hours on a single sided disk.
I dont think you have to create a Project to do any of this, just the Event.