I'm working on a DVD project that was shot on a Canon HV20. It was shot to miniDV tape in HDV 1080i60 and was captured into Final Cut Pro 7.02 as such.
The sequence has been edited. Several Motion projects have been added to generate on-screen fonts, etc. The sequence exports out to a self-contained Quicktime movie just fine and looks quite nice.
Now the sad part.
I'm trying to get this compressed down to a 16:9 SD DVD (MPEG-2) and it looks *terrible.* I've read many forum posts here and elsewhere and tried many suggestions, but it seems that I'm missing something really important. The video looks blocky and the fonts are not legible at all.