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Originally Posted by abess35 View Post
Imported to iMovie, and the resulting dvd burned using Toast 11 looked ok, but not as good as viewing the card through my PS3.
Well of course it won't. A DVD is standard definition (720x480), whereas your HD camera (and the file on your card) are likely to be 2-4 times that resolution.


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I was told by an Apple "expert" that iMovie does not render HD video properly.
If he meant that iMovie does not do an ideal job "downscaling" HD to SD, that would be true. Otherwise he's just misinformed.

If you want to save yourself a lot of hassle, buy an Apple TV and stream the movies (in HD) to your HD television. If you need to get these on standard DVDs, convert the HD files into SD "Apple Intermediate Codec" or "ProRes" files (.mov) before editing in iMovie. Then the results on the DVD will look like they do on the computer.

If you have to keep them in HD and still have them on DVDs, export the iMovie project as an HD movie and use third-party software and a Blu-ray burner to create a Blu-ray DVD (this of course will not play on standard DVD players).
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