The project file size has very little to do with the size of the QT movies you export from it. QuickTime movies of the same program can be of various sizes depending on the codec used to create them as well, so I'm not sure I understand where your problem lies. How to fit it all on a DVD in DVD SP? If so, then you need to compress your project using an MPEG 2 compression which will make the program work and fit on a DVD. These MPEG files can also be of different sizes even with the same program. The data rate chosen for the compression will determine the actual size of the video files.
[devon leesley]" When I send it to Quick Time Movie it ends up 3.87GB. When I import it to Studio Pro it rings up over 18GB."
This is something difficult to understand.
Is the first time I heard that DVDSTP increases (multiply) the size of a file.
DVD SP doesn't make files larger. NO software simply opening a file will make it larger.
If you export a self contained QT movie using current settings, the file size will be constant no matter where it's opened. Non self contained movies will always hold the audio mixed down, but can change size because they must contain renders of un rendered material from the sequence. So they can be of various sizes, and different codecs will make files of various sizes...
Appreciate you indulging me. We filmed the movie with an HVX200 in HD. So we'll be needing the final product in HD. I am taking Apple classes in Omaha. Between their help and yours we shall prevail.thanks
[devon leesley]". We filmed the movie with an HVX200 in HD"
I guess (I don't use it) that your 3.87GB movie is DVCProHD.
That has a data-rate of around 100 Mbps.
You can compress that a VERY high quality making the file 5 folds smaller.
How do you intend to play your movie?
From the computer, a disk?
PS: I'm still wondering how you got 18GBs from 3.87GB in DVDSTP.
DVDSTP makes only MPEG-2 and the
A self contained movie that is of that codec and frame rate SHOULD be that large if it's about 2 hours long.
I think you don't understand that when you make a DVD from this file, it is compressed to MPEG-2 from the DVCPROHD and becomes small enough to fit on a DVD... You can use DVD SP or Compressor to make the files necessary for playback on a DVD from the file you've exported that's nearly 100gb... THe compression settings used will dictate how small or large the resulting file is. You need to make it small enough to fit on a single or dual sided DVD. There are presets in Compressor for this very thing in fact, just apply them to the file you've exported and import the resulting MPEG and audio files into DVD SP for the burn.
I appreciate your time and expertise Jerry. I'll take your notes with me to class today and hopefully my teacher can walk me through the steps. I said it before, this is all new to me. I can write the stories, run the camera, direct the action, and do all the music and even edit film, but some of this high tech stuff is above my pay grade.LOL! thanks.
i think i've got it figured. My initial problem way back was that 3 quarters of the way into movie on the burned dvd, it would go out of sinc, video/audio. I was using a dual layer dvd. I now have movie below 2 hours. It seems the chapters were taking up 10 minutes worth making the total 130 minutes. I am now burning to a single layer dvd. I hope this solves the 'out of sinc' problem. I'm just guessing but is it possible that when the dual layer flips to the second layer, it would throw audio/video out? I don't know. I hope I'm on to something. I'll know by 6:30 this morning, central time.