7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2012 4:02 PM by tkiehl
tkiehl Level 1 Level 1

why does my imovie look red when burned in idvd? Looks great played in Quicktime before I burn it

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6



    Only time I got this was when making a video built on photos and all of them were .bmp.


    Converting them to .jpg - helped


    Else - don't know


    Yours Bengt W

  • tkiehl Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately all my images are JPG. I did notice the images I scanned in to use are the red ones when put into iDVD or burned with Toast. Digital images seem fine. All look good straight from iMovie so I may have to leave as .mov unless someone has an idea that will allow a non-red iDVD to be made

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6

    Did You in iDVD try


    • Save as a DiskImage first

    • test this with DVD-tool


    How did this play


    • Still too red ?


    If OK


    • Burn the .img file by using - Disk Util tool


    If it now is red again - then I would suspect the

    • DVD brand - I only use Verbatim

    • DVD type - I use DVD-R as it works on most DVD-players (never +/-RW - as they can go into a peculiar colot - my got blue)

    • Burn speed set down to x2 - Woirks so much better

    • Never under 25Gb free space on Start-Up (Mac OS) Hard Disk


    Yours Bengt W

  • tkiehl Level 1 Level 1

    Nothing helped. I ended up just taking the .m4v exported from iMovie and playing it through a flashdrive and all looked great. Once the .m4v entered iDVD world, fleshes became red.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6



    .m4v - is NO video Codec - but a container that can hold about just anything.


    Open it with QuickTime-Player then open Inspector [cmd+I] then read


    Video format/codec: nnnnnnnnnnnnn


    What does it read - a codec iDVD can use or Not


    Yours Bengt W

  • tkiehl Level 1 Level 1


    H.264, 720 x 540, Millions

    AAC, 2 channels, 44100 Hz

  • tkiehl Level 1 Level 1

    How else would I output from iMovie if not as .m4v and get the higher quality?