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MormonCinema
33B Magically becomes 1.1gig in DVD pro
on Aug 15, 2007 at 9:31:59 pm

help.

I just switched from Adobe to FCP getting the suite and a mac a week ago. This is my third DVD project in this first week. The other two are perfect.

But this one, #3... is giving me fits
My 99 minute movie and it's soundtrack take up 4.1 gig.

I have added a 4 minute trailer so the total is 4.2 gig.

Then I import an MP3 of the director's comments that is 33MB MP3 and my total for the project jumps to 5.3 gig!

My math says it should be 4.53gig. Therefore under the 4.7 limit.

I am hosed by this new math. Does anyone know what I am doing wrong?

thanks

Dan


Hmmmmmm


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Noah Kadner
Re: 33B Magically becomes 1.1gig in DVD pro
on Aug 15, 2007 at 11:59:59 pm

MP3 is not compatible with DVD. It is being made into an AC3 first which takes up more space than MP3. Also 4.2 is the outside limit and the counter is often a little off. I'd make your video a bit smaller and convert to AC3 in Compressor first.

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MormonCinema
Re: 33B Magically becomes 1.1gig in DVD pro
on Aug 16, 2007 at 2:20:16 am

Noah,

Thanks for the guidance.

When you say make the movie smaller... surely you don't mean do a re-edit? Do you mean to compress that too then compress the audio file before importing it?

I do have compressor, but have never used it, only having had the Mac computer for a week now...

I am opening the FORMOSA trailer now. Congrats on the awards.

Dan

Hmmmmmm


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Noah Kadner
Re: 33B Magically becomes 1.1gig in DVD pro
on Aug 16, 2007 at 2:29:07 am

No I mean recompress your video at a lower MPEG-2 bitrate. I'd suggest a bit of time learning DVD Studio Pro.

-Noah

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MormonCinema
Re: 33B Magically becomes 1.1gig in DVD pro
on Aug 16, 2007 at 2:39:46 am

Thanks again.

I think you probably gave me what I needed to know in the previous post.

Deadlines, you know. I have someone who can hand my movie to someone who can make a decision, if I can just get it to him quickly.

Thus my haste.

Thanks again.

BTW, I watched the trailer for FORMOSA. It looks like a great film. Is it for sale yet?

Dan

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Noah Kadner
Re: 33B Magically becomes 1.1gig in DVD pro
on Aug 16, 2007 at 6:39:25 am

Sorta- stay tuned.

Noah

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