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by: cgulls66 February 21, 2013 6:01 AM PST

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odd effects after using Roxio Toast 11

by cgulls66 - 2/21/13 6:01 AM

Background:

using an old-ish iMac, I created a movie in iMovie 11 using HD footage from my HD camcorder.

I discovered that when using iDVD to burn a disc, HD is lost. So, after researching some forums, etc., I bought Roxio Toast 11.

After being surprised that I had to pay an extra $20 for the HD/bluray plug-in, I created the movie in Toast, selected the HD format option, then burned the movie onto an SD disc.

The good news is that when I play it in my bluray player on my LCD TV, the HD is back! Most of it looks terrific.

But it created two new problems:

1) I'm a novice and don't know the term for this effect, but there is a massive amount of the edges of objects looking very ragged. It doesn't happen on all the video. Just some. Possibly when there is a certain movement? It's not subtle. It makes certain portions of the movie unwatchable. It may be an unfair question if I'm not describing it clearly, but can anybody possibly help me identify what this is and how I might get rid of it?

2) I'm using some blank screen (black) during some transitions between movie segments. On my Mac and when I burned using iDVD, those appeared as they were supposed to. Using Roxio Toast, though, those black screens aren't properly black. It looks like a video effect of flying a spaceship through a star field.

Can anybody help me?

Thank you!

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