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Mark BarrosoQT files in Toast
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 5:15:11 pm

I exported a QT file from FCP6 of a finished 5-minute video that is a little over 1G in size. When I drag it into Toast 9 Titanium to burn a DVD, it becomes one third the size. I want the highest quality possible, so I'm concerned that Toast is needlessly compressing the file.

Is this the case?


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Everest MokaeffRe: QT files in Toast
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:06:08 pm

If you burn it as data toast'll do nothing to decrease your file. On the other hand, if you encode file into MPEG-2 DVD you'll get what you have, namely drastically decreased file size.

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Mark BarrosoRe: QT files in Toast
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 6:33:02 pm

Thanks for your response.
If I record it as a data file, will it play on a standard DVD player? Will it not only play on QT on a computer?


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Everest MokaeffRe: QT files in Toast
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 7:11:41 pm

It depends totally on DVD player. I don't bet most of them will be able to. If you aim for DVD player use toast to encode files for DVD and do not sweat it.

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Chris TompkinsRe: QT files in Toast
by on Jul 18, 2011 at 11:11:06 pm

You need to look up tutorials on how to create a DVD.

Use compressor to create your mpeg2 files and use DVDSP to author the disc.

Chris Tompkins
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