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