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Brian McHale

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I have recently started burning DVDs on my Mac using iDVD. The first few were home videos, which I haven't watched much. I finally created a DVD of an old B&W movie (It Happens Every Spring) that hasn't made it to DVD yet. The movie was on a Beta tape and recorded off of cable. Since it was less than 90 minutes, I was able to get it on a single disc.

When viewing the DVD, I noticed some motion artifacts. I switched out of AUTO mode and it seemed to be better in VIDEO. I'm assuming that, since I was copying off of video tape, that VIDEO is the correct setting, but I was wondering whether iDVD flags the discs properly so that the player can select the right mode when in AUTO.

I should also point out that I've only recently upgraded to a progressive scan player (Toshiba), running component outputs into a 16x9 Toshiba RPTV. I was under the impression that progressive scan should reduce motion artifacts, but I'm new to this.

Any iDVD users out there that can help me? I've done a bit of searching (both here and on some Mac forums) and haven't been able to find anything.
 

Felix Martinez

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Yes, put your player in Video mode. I have to set my RP-91 into Video mode for all DVDs (retail and home-authored) whose sources are derived from video.

Cheers,
 

Brian McHale

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Felix,

Thanks for the response. That's a good link you sent me to.

I'm not all that smart on the FILM/VIDEO settings. Aren't most DVDs flagged so the player, when in AUTO, will choose FILM or VIDEO as required? And do you know if iDVD sets a flag to indicate VIDEO?

Thanks again.
 

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