So long story short, I'm nearing the end of a sci fi fan film I'm making off of Final Cut Express 4 and am wanting to get the best results out of my final product on Blu-Ray if possible. Alot of what I'm going to say is going to seem "senseless" in a way but I had to do it this way for the fact that when I started working on it, I kinda started it wrong and didn't realize too late into it but also it helped save a ton of time/memory space in doing so (esp on my external harddrives).
ANYWAYS. I shoot on a Cannon Vixia H21 or whatever. Put all my files through my G-Drive Externals and Final Cut express. The final cut project is set at a 480 widescreen with the bars as I wanted it to have that look. I also work with FX Visionlab Studios as this project has a ton of visual effects i'm putting into each clip. I've learned through the process that exporting to animation (millions of colors) or using the HD clips (green/bluescreen composites mostly) along with the deinterlace feature within Visionlab has spared me alot of quality problems thus far. Moving on. For some of the trailers I've made, to counter the 480 to 1080 export problem, I found that stretching/distorting the clips up/down through final cut express helps bring back the aspect ratio for a better result after much experimentation. I usually, for my final export, use h.264 at 1920x1080 HD at the 29.97 frames per minute rate to .mov. When I burn them (through I DVD) on DVD-R's and play them back, they look pretty **** good through my plasma/ps3 (even though I know they probably would've looked better had I gone the full HD route with everything). I've already been looking into blu-ray burners for my MAC since mac as I've learned isn't very Blu-ray friendly and may have to get an external Blu-Ray Burner. Many have said that my HD files would look better on Blu-Ray than on the DVD-R's I use now. Now my actual questions are as follows. If I go with the settings that I've described above for my final HD exports, should they "theoretically" look better on a burnable Blu-Ray/BD-ROM than on the DVD-R? or would I need to go back to my export settings and tweak them further??