February 6, 2015 at 9:28AM
Why Can't I Burn a High Quality DVD?
Hello. I need help as a very new self-taught filmmaker. I've created a 90 minute documentary using a Nikon D3200 and have done all the editing myself in Final Cut Pro X. I plan to release the film through Vimeo On Demand, and the HD Film and quality there looks great across all devices. In order to potentially screen in a theatre (such as at a film festival or community theatre screening), I need to be able to burn the film in high quality HD to a disc. However, burning to a DVD (I'm using iDVD currently) seems to degrade the quality by a material amount. Without going to a DCP package, what is the best way to get my film on a disc so that I can feel confident in the quality for either theatre screenings or in-home DVD viewing (if customers were to purchase a DVD vs. stream)? Please help! Thank you!