9/20/11
10:43 am

Forum Question: How do I get a good quality dvd from a iMovie.

I am very new to the Mac world but though your wedsite I am slowly learning. I have taken digital picture made an iMovie and now i need to make a good quality dvd. I did transfer it to idvd but am very unhappy with the quality. Plus help in simple terms.
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Maxine

Comments: 7 Responses to “How do I get a good quality dvd from a iMovie.”

    9/20/11 @ 11:06 am

    What, exactly, about the quality are you concerned about?
    Keep in mind that DVD are standard definition TV. So if you have a photograph taken with a modern digital camera it is many times the resolution of standard definition. For instance, it could be 2048×1536 in size, but TV is 720×480.
    See http://macmost.com/dvds-are-not-hd.html

    Michael
    9/20/11 @ 12:42 pm

    Can I ask what the DVD us for? A business? Family? Because you can make really nice slideshows in iMovie and instead of exporting to iDVD, just export as a high quality file (h.264)

      maxine
      9/20/11 @ 1:57 pm

      Ok. it is just for a slide show for a ladies group i am apart of. So how do i export it and burn to a dvd so that i can put it on the tv. please keep in mind i an new at this.

        9/20/11 @ 5:01 pm

        Use iDVD just like you were. But the quality will be at standard def TV level, not what you see on your computer screen.

    Michael
    9/20/11 @ 9:43 pm

    Since you say you are new. Not sure if you know you can make slideshows right in iPhoto. Check out Gary’s podcast on it. Heck of a lot easier:)
    http://macmost.com/exporting-iphoto-slideshows-as-video.html

      michael
      9/22/11 @ 10:45 am

      i am told roxio toast platinum 11 will produce better dvd burning than idvd.have not tried it yet,but i have same quality problem.i used to use roxio on my pc that was fine so i think i will give roxio for mac a try,though its pricey.

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