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Arty
authoring a dvd over two hours
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on Sep 26, 2005 at 6:47:12 pm

ok i have a video over two hours long...
i'm using roxio toast i also have idvd...

what's the best way to fit this on a disk ??? or can i at all ?
do i need to compress the whole thing down...and at 2hours plus is that feasable ?

i'm using a g-5 1,8 dual

thanks


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Bill Stephan
Re: authoring a dvd over two hours
on Sep 26, 2005 at 7:33:04 pm

You had better have access to a good MPEG-2 encoder in order to retain the image quality at the bitrate you will need to use to fit two+ hours.

Bill Stephan
Senior Editor/DVD Author
USA Studios
New York City


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George W.
Re: authoring a dvd over two hours
on Sep 26, 2005 at 7:53:04 pm

How long is the "plus"? 2 hours plus 5 minutes? 2 hours plus 55 minutes? etc...

What type of burner/discs are you dealing with (DVD5, DVD9, etc...)?






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arty
Re: authoring a dvd over two hours
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on Sep 26, 2005 at 10:05:25 pm

it's 2 hours and 37 minutes...
normally i just burn it straight to a panasonic dmr... (dvd burner)
but i hate that menu that pops up (the consumer blue background with yellow bars)

my internal drive is the normal superdrive 8x...that comes with the computer i think it's NEC

and i only use verbatim's usually 8x dvd-r


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George W.
Re: authoring a dvd over two hours
on Sep 26, 2005 at 11:25:15 pm

For a PC solution, I would record with your DVD recorder, then import the video assets using something like Ulead's DVD MovieFactory 4.0 (it will give you better menu options that the DVD Recorder's basic menu).

Then create some menus and chapter buttons, and burn to disc (without re-encoding -- assuming your dvd burner could fit the 2:37 onto a DVD5 disc).

hth,
George


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Arty
Re: authoring a dvd over two hours
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on Sep 27, 2005 at 5:05:27 pm

thanks...but is there a mac equivilent ?
i'm assuming you are talking about burning the dvd the way i have been and then...ripping the video elements out so i can use my own menu system ?


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