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Old September 12th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #1
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Newbie in making DVD with toast 8

hi all,

My system:

iBook G4
FCP 5.1
External DVD burner
Toast 8.01 Titanium

I tried to make DVDs with the QT files I exported using FCP QT compressor.

All I did is drag the files to toast 8 under video and burn the file using blank DVDs. I do not need to make menus, just a DVD that auto plays.

However, I ALWAYS get pixelation somewhere in the DVDs i make, no matter i export how many times under different setting in FCP.

What is the best format to use to burn DVD using toast 8?

Thanks!
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Old September 12th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #2
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Google MPEG2 compression and long GOP compression...

There is no magic setting. In general, the higher the bit-rate the higher the quality and the higher the file size (less content fits on a disc). The lower the bit-rate, the lower the quality and a smaller file size (more fits on a disc). In general, scenes with fast and/or erratic motion (unstable handheld shots, unstable anything really! quick pan & zoom, etc) can break up upon encoding because of how Long GOP compression works.

My workflow is to export a non-self-contained file out of FC. Drag that into Compressor. My usual settings are 6.1 average bit-rate and 7.1 max. bit rate, 2-pass VBR. AAC for the audio. But then again, how long is your sequence?

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Old September 12th, 2008, 02:20 PM   #3
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hi,

My sequence is less than 15 mins.

I skipped compressor because i dun really know how to use it.

Would be grateful if you can advise how I can use compressor to improve my DVD output.

I only opened compressor once....
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