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OK, I 've been using imovie for years but this is the first time I've tried to use idvd to burn one of my projects.

I have heard that the Max length in idvd is 1 hour at high quality and 1 1/2 at a reduced quality. Is this true? and if so, what kind of quality difference can I expect?

All I will be burning this time is home video footage. My project is getting close to an hour and I have a feeling I will need to go over an hour.

Would I be better doing it in 2 parts?

Thanks

Jeff
 

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Just set it on best quality. If you go over it will pop up a message telling you you will need to go for best performance

I have not noticed a difference
 
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I think there is a slight quality differnce, but very minimal in my opinion (reminds me of the quality differences when you recorded on VHS...I never noticed much of a difference). I heard you can fit a lot more on a dvd than just 1.5 hours at low, quality. I've never tried burning at low quality (and have since stopped burning dvds, period); but that's what I just hear.
 
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you wont notice any difference on standard TV.
 
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max time is usually what the disc will hold (normally up to 2 hours without menus, etc)

Degredation of the quality of video should not be a problem depending on what brand of blank DVD you use...
 
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Thanks all for the help. One follow-up . . . Any recommendations of disk brand?
 

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Verbatim is what Apple Branded discs are

I have used Sony, Verbatim and Ritek

Only brand I don't reccomend is Memorex
 

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I use Verbatim, Imation and TDK.
 
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