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cybele sunday
DVD is Toast
on Jun 30, 2006 at 2:33:30 pm

I am an Avid Editor and somewhat new to making DVD media...
I have an brand new iMac at home and I have Toast Titanium which I like because it is simple. At work I am on an Avid Adrenaline with an HP xw8000 CPU. Last night I made a DVD on toast. I used a Quicktime reference which I made into a MPEG2 (sent through Flipfactory).

When I saw the finished DVD- the colors were horrible. The color was completely off or non-existant and there was terrible artifacting.

So, what is the best kind of file would you say to make a DVD in Toast?
Size, compression, etc.

Thanks!!!!!!


Note-
I also have Sorenson Squeeze installed at work for compressing files.



work is the curse of the drinking class.

o wilde


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Noah Kadner
Re: DVD is Toast
on Jun 30, 2006 at 4:46:28 pm

If you're on Mac- Toast is at the bottom of the list for good DVDs. Try iDVD or better DVDSP and spent some time with the tutorials. Great looking DVDs are not made instantly.

Noah


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cybele sunday
Re: DVD is Toast
on Jun 30, 2006 at 7:00:58 pm

Thanks. I have iDVD....
What kind of file would work best for that?
Uncompressed Quicktime?

Any other input on export settings from Avid, etc?

What makes it better?
I do not care about Menu's etc for this.

Thanks.

work is the curse of the drinking class.

o wilde


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Noah Kadner
Re: DVD is Toast
on Jun 30, 2006 at 8:29:33 pm

Chances are you probably compressed it twice because Toast does it's own re-encoding. Best to give iDVD an Uncompressed 8-bit QuickTime. And remeber DVD is 720x480 not 486 as some flavors of Avid like.

Noah


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cybele sunday
Re: DVD is Toast
on Jun 30, 2006 at 9:55:51 pm

Thank you. I will try it in iDVD.

Best

work is the curse of the drinking class.

o wilde


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cybele sunday
Re: DVD is Toast
on Jun 30, 2006 at 9:59:42 pm

Would you recommend exporting it RGB or 601 for video levels?


work is the curse of the drinking class.

o wilde


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Noah Kadner
Re: DVD is Toast
on Jul 1, 2006 at 12:58:20 am

I'd try both but I believe 601 is correct.

Noah


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