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Arty
now i'm stumped
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on Jul 11, 2006 at 12:16:04 am

i have a project that is one hour and 58 minutes...
should that fit on a dvd ?

i'm using fcp 4.5 and then i'm exporting the sequence to toast 6

when i go to make a dvd it says there is not enough memory.

first what gives ?
second anyway to fix this ?


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Noah Kadner
Re: now i'm stumped
on Jul 11, 2006 at 4:45:59 am

Use DVD Studio Pro.


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Arty
Re: now i'm stumped
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on Jul 11, 2006 at 11:38:31 am

ah that's what i was afraid of !
i have it but have not loaded it...
since we are in the middle of projects...


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drumrob
Re: now i'm stumped
on Jul 11, 2006 at 5:33:01 pm

I guess Noah is trying to sell more Apple product :>)

Any DVD authoring package will work if you prepare your assets properly. All it takes is a little knowledge about how to prepare them.

My guess is that the video portion of your file is fine - you probably used a preset out of FCP, right? It's the audio that's causing your problem. If using a preset, it's probably still an AIFF file, or WAV file. That's going to be too big. You will want to encode your audio to AC3 (also known as dolby digital). Now DVD Studio Pro is a fine application for authoring. I think since you use Final Cut that DVD Studio Pro is probably your best option. But you could use just about anything once you have your file sizes correct. DVD allows a maximum of 4.7GB per single layer disc. Now be careful how you count your gigabytes. A disc will hold 4.7 billion bytes, which is about 4.38GB if you count "thousands" as the computer standard 1024 bytes. In any case, there are bit rate calculators on-line that can help you figure out what bit rates to use, but as I said, I'm guessing your audio is making the overall size too big.

Have Fun!

Rob


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arty
Re: now i'm stumped
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on Jul 11, 2006 at 8:42:33 pm

thanks !

yeah you bet i'm having fun...compressing and recompressing and trying to squeeze good looking video onto a dvd without losing too much of the quality....
oh boy it's loads of fun !!!
ha ;)

i am using fcp
usually what i do is export the movie with the quicktime movie feature than drop it in toast and bam...there's a dvd...
but this video being so long hasn't worked out...
so you are suggesting i export the audio out compressed bring it back in ? and then export it for encoding....thus the audio file will be smaller ?


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Pierre-Luc
Re: now i'm stumped
on Jul 12, 2006 at 6:06:45 pm

Export from FCP to Compressor using an easy such High Quality 120min. But as drumrob said, use AC-3 instead of AIFF.

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Pierre-Luc
Re: now i'm stumped
on Jul 12, 2006 at 6:07:17 pm

Then bring .m2v and .ac3 into DVDSP

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