My first post, but I've long been coming here to get really useful information on a wealth of topics. A great site! Now my problem; we're organising a film festival and currently running a series of pre-festival selection screenings to finalise our programme. We've decided to put all the films for a given screening on to a blu-ray disc (a lot are HD). The trouble is, the films submitted to us have quite a mix of formats, frame sizes and aspect ratios.
Currently my invented workflow is to export all files to ProRes422 HQ, add them all to a timeline in FCP, render and burn to disc using Share but this takes a fair bit of time and often things fail at the burn stage.
Can anyone offer any advice to speed things up or make the process reasonably reliable? We're running a quad core Mac Pro with 8GB RAM, Snow Leopard, FCS 3 and an LG BE08 blu-ray burner.
Any tips and criticisms greatly appreciated! Thanks,
Thanks for your reply. Just yesterday, after encoding 1hr 45mins of films, Share got to the burn stage and after 60% complete I got a message telling me it couldn't burn the disc and to check the size of the volume. I checked everything: the burn destination was definitely a blu-ray disc in our blu-ray burner, the size of the image was almost 13GB and out internal disc had more than 300GB available.
Without a program like Toast, is it possible to burn the image at a later time through FCP?