Question: burning HD final cut pro projects to dvd
I have found that when I finally finish a project in Final Cut Pro X (version 10.3.4) and then burn it to a DVD, the quality really suffers. The steps I'm going thru are:
1 - create a master file in Final Cut Pro X (and the quality of the Quick Time movie is close, but less than what I see in the viewer while editing the raw footage)
2 - pull that into Roxio Toast* (I use the High Definition DVD-video setting)
3 - burn the DVD using my Apple USB SuperDrive
I thought perhaps using a BluRay disc would make a difference, but have discovered that the Apple DVD burner would not burn BluRay. Are there other burner brands that can burn BluRay and are compatible with my Apple computer? If so, would it make a difference to burn in Blu Ray?
Is there something else I should be doing? Using YouTube as an option is not practical because 1) the quality is compromised (and the length of my final project, consisting of several final cut projects added to the DVD authoring software, are usually about 50 minutes total), and 2) I want to be able to put my project into a format that I can physically take with me or mail to share with family and friends on their TVs and that reflect the HD quality.
Also, I plan to upgrade to a 4K video camera and wonder if I'll have the same issue. Does anyone know if Apple plans to offer a means to burn in that format in the future?
*As an aside the limitations on the DVD authoring with this product are disappointing (lack of ability to change fonts in the menu and no way to add sound along with the menu)
Any suggestions on this topic will be greatly appreciated!
Final Cut Pro X, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)