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Burning HD Video using iDVD


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I may be asking a stupid question, but will iDVD burn HD video?

I am thinking of buying an HD Camcorder & want to be able to burn the movies in HD
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Yes it does.

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Thanks for that schweb - I thought I read somewhere else on this forum that it doesn't! Excellent news!
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It will burn an HD file, but it's not Blu-Ray if that's what you were thinking. It's going to be regular DVD quality.

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Hmm - I was hoping it would burn to full HD quality!

Is there any way to burn full HD DVD's on a Macbook? If not, is there much of the quality lost during burning?

Sorry to be dim!
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This is not a limitation of iMovie/iDVD, it's a limitation of standard DVDs. They don't handle HD video, so the HD video MUST be downconverted to SD video to work.

Burning Blu-Ray discs on a Mac is possible, but very expensive. It doesn't look like it will ever be supported natively.

Best option (IMHO) is to buy an Apple TV and just stream your HD videos right to your HD television. Works great.
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Thanks Chas m - sounds like that is the answer!
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