Hi, I'm new to the entire process of authoring & duplicating DVD's and was hoping to get some advice.
I've finished an HD short film project that's exported at about 10GB (too big for a DVD) and am wondering what the best options are for compressing for DVD viewing? At the moment it's a .mov, straight out of FCP.
Although I have other compressed editions I was hoping to get the nicest possible output for submitting to festivals.
I have DVD studio pro & could get access to Compressor if this helps, although my personal copy of compressor has never installed properly...
I also don't know the first thing about authoring the DVD.
I've got a budget of $zero but would be willing to scrape some money together if absolutely necessary
If you could point to the best tutorials for all the aspects I'd appreciate it.
I need to get at least a few decent qualities ones together asap however, and then I can focus on producing better quality DVD's for further distribution.
I appreciate it, this site's been helpful before, although this is my first post.
I have no doubts personally that you would do any better than to use BitVIce for your encoding of your DVD. I use it all the time and the new version has a great downscale capability as well. I merely drag my ProRes HQ 422 QT .Mov file into BitVice and it does the rest -wonderful. It does the audio at the same time.