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    How do I produce the highest quality DVD from MOV exported from iMovie?

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    How do I produce the highest quality DVD from MOV exported from iMovie?
    What is the best method in iDVD11 for burning to DVD, an imported HD 720p or HD 1080p MOV file exported from iMovie11?

    I have successfully exported a 5.5GB (66min) HD 720p MOV file from iMovie. I then used iDVD to import this MOV file and burn it to DVD. When I played the DVD the quality was nowhere near that of the imported HD 720p MOV file as played on QuickTime. The DVD also shows captions at the edge of the 16:9 TV screen instead of further inside as per the QuickTime screening of the HD 720p MOV file.

    How can I improve quality and maintain borders in iDVD for the DVD output?

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    How do I produce the highest quality DVD from MOV exported from iMovie?
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    You can't get it any better using iDVD, because:
    To record moving pictures, DVD-Video uses either MPEG-2 compression at up to 9.8 Mbit/s (9,800 kbit/s) or MPEG-1 compression at up to 1.856 Mbit/s (1,856 kbit/s).

    The following formats are allowed for MPEG-2 video:

    At 25 frame/s, interlaced (commonly used in regions with 50 Hz image scanning frequency - PAL):

    720 576 pixels (same resolution as D-1)
    704 576 pixels
    352 576 pixels (same as the China Video Disc standard)

    At 29.97, interlaced (commonly used in regions with 60 Hz image scanning frequency - NTSC):

    720 480 pixels (same resolution as D-1)
    704 480 pixels
    352 480 pixels (same as the China Video Disc standard)

    The following formats are allowed for MPEG-1 video:

    352 288 pixels at 25 frame/s, progressive (Same as the VCD Standard)
    352 240 pixels at 29.97 frame/s, progressive (Same as the VCD Standard)

    All resolutions support video with 4:3 frame aspect ratio. Only full D1 resolutions support widescreen (16:9) video, via anamorphic DVD.
    DVD-Video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If you want HD quality you'll have to get something like Toast.
    http://www.roxio.com/eng/products/toast/

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    How do I produce the highest quality DVD from MOV exported from iMovie?
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