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Lkris Level 1 Level 1

I have a panasonic HDC-SD90 video camera. I want to burn my mts files to a dvd. I have tried Xilisoft dvd creator and dvd creator for mac , imovie and burned using Dvdstyler. The quailty on all of these is not great! Can anybody recommend dvd software that burns a great quailty dvd? Very disappointing to record HD video then get a bad quality video on dvd!

 

Thanks, Kris


dvd burner software, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
Solved by babowa on Jun 13, 2012 9:15 PM Solved

I don't know for sure, but i believe that pretty much every time you change the format or process it, it will be compressed. I wouldn't worry about it unless you need it to be perfect for professional reasons.

Reply by Mike Sombrio on Jun 12, 2012 3:43 PM Helpful

iDVD. There really is no substitute for the price. You can still get iLife at Amazon that includes iDVD, but they won't last forever.

Reply by babowa on Jun 12, 2012 9:29 PM Helpful

iDVD is part of the retail iLife suite and not available separately - it is well worth burying it.

 

You do not need IMovie for idvd, but you do need to have your videos in .mov format to be able to drop them into iDVD.

 

And iDVD is compatible with lion, I am using it.

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  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    I saw that. Have you used any of them?

  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6

    iDVD. There really is no substitute for the price. You can still get iLife at Amazon that includes iDVD, but they won't last forever.

  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    Do you have to use iDVD with iMovie?

  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6

    I don't know.....I just always have. What editing software are you using?

  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4
    expertise.desktops
    Desktops

    Can anybody recommend dvd software that burns a great quailty dvd?

     

    iDVD

     

    IDVD is a wonderful piece of software and well worth the low cost of $40.

     

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MC623Z-A-iLife-VERSION/dp/B003XKRZES/ref=sr_1_1?ie=U

  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    I tried iMovie but for some reason when I finished my project the sound didn't work on some of my videos? I really just want a software I can drop my mts files in and then burn to a dvd.

  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    @Ziatron I already have most of the programs that come in iLife. Can you not just buy iDVD? Also will iDVD work with Mac OS X?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    iDVD is part of the retail iLife suite and not available separately - it is well worth burying it.

     

    You do not need IMovie for idvd, but you do need to have your videos in .mov format to be able to drop them into iDVD.

     

    And iDVD is compatible with lion, I am using it.

  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    Ok, from what I have read online it sounds like I need to buy Roxie Toast and external blu ray burner to get a  good quality video. Do you know if I can drop my mts files into Toast?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    I use toast, but do not know which formats it supports, but found this on their site:

     

     

    Supported Input Formats:

    • Audio: AAC, AIFF, MP3, WAV, M4A, OGG, FLAC and Dolby® Digital AC-3
    • Video: AVCHD, AVCHD Lite, AVI, DivX Plus HD, DV, FLV and F4V for Adobe® Flash®, MJPEG, MOV, MKV, MPEG-1/2/4, VOB, VIDEO_TS folder, shared iMovie® projects, EyeTV recordings, and TiVoToGo™ transfers
    • Photo: BMP, GIF. JPG, PDF, PSD, PNG, TIFF
    • Disc Images: ISO, BIN/CUE, IMG, DMG, CDR, NRG

    And here is an explanation on your mts:

     

     

    http://www.coolutils.com/Formats/MTS

  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks! Do you think Toast is worth the money? Is that much better than iDVD? Have you burned blu ray with Toast?

  • babowa Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    You have to understand that iDVD is more than just a burning software - in fact, to me the burn capability is the last thing when I think of iDVD. I use it because I am able to give my "master pieces" a polished and professional look. After I have all the movies, slideshows, etc. I open a new project in iDVD and custom design one of their themes/menus  with my own background videos, music, pics, whatever - that is what you will see on your TV screen when you first push play on your DVD player; from that menu screen you can choose which chapter/movie/slideshow (all of it or separately) you want to watch. Here is a screenshot of a sample menu I just put together (in actual use, the various panes would be moving with background music until you click on one of the movies to watch):

     

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    As to your other question: I tried their bluray plugin once about 2 years ago, at that time, you could only use it with regular DVDs and I could not see much of a difference in the quality. I have not tried to burn anything in bluray because my external burner is not bluray.

  • Lkris Level 1 Level 1

    @ babowa That looks nice!... so I guess Toast is just a burning software only? Do you think Toast burns a better qaulity video than iDVD? I thought you said somewhere you used Toast to burn. I was wondering why you didn't just use iDVD?

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