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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:20 AM   #1
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MPEG2 to DVD without quality loss

Hi Folks,

We wound up going with the ChaseCam for our road video and the results are good. Now however we need to take that MPEG 2, edit, and burn to DVD with minimal loss of quality. iMovie (I can hear the snickers now!!) just isn't cutting it so does anyone have any suggestions? Right now this is a 1 time project so the budget is low.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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What else do you have? Toast will make a very good DVD but the preset menus are lacking.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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Hi William,

We only have iDVD. I think that the issue that we are having is the conversion from MPEG 2 to MOV (so that iMovie can work with the files) is creating a quality loss.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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Are you using MPEGStreamclip? If you are, make sure the quality slider is at 100%.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #5
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Hi William,

Yes, we are. So far it comes the closest to the actual quality that we can find.

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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #6
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Upgrade to DVD Studio Pro- that's the best way to get better control over quality.

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Old September 14th, 2009, 08:41 PM   #7
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Look with at the footage with VLC and see if the problem is with the original footage. I use MPEGStreamclip all the time and the resulting files are as close to the originals as you can expect. Near identical. Is the camera actually producing full resolution video files?
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