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Brian Gilmore
Trying to put 2-hour sequence on dvd
on Mar 25, 2012 at 11:35:51 pm

I've been spending way too much time trying to figure out how to put my 2-hour A-Roll rough assembly on a SD DVD. I tried compressor and IDVD after converting to a quicktime movie. I'm a newbie and the 81GB is obviously too big but I'm not getting it to compress. Watching lots of YouTube Tutorials and thought compressor would do it but after 11-hours it just isn't working.

Any quick and simple advice of how to get an 81GB Mov. file onto a dvd? I don't care about quality.

Thanks! Brian


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Shane Ross
Re: Trying to put 2-hour sequence on dvd
on Mar 26, 2012 at 1:59:53 am

Use DVD Studio Pro...comes with Final Cut Studio...

#42 - Quick and dirty way to author a DVD

Shane's Stock Answer #42 - David Roth Weiss' Secret Quick and Dirty Way to Author a DVD:

The absolute simplest way to make a DVD using FCP and DVDSP is as follows:

1. Export a QT movie, either a reference file or self contained using current settings.

2. Open DVDSP, select the "graphical" tab and you will see two little monitors, one blue, one green.

3. Select the left blue one and hit delete.

4. Now, select the green one, right click on it amd select the top option "first play".

5. Now drag your QT from the broswer and drop it on top of the green monitor.

6. Now, for a DVD from an HD source, look to the right side and select the "general tab" in the track editor, and see the Display Mode, and select "16:9 pan-scan."

7. Hit the little black and yellow burn icon at the top of the page and put a a DVD in when prompted. DVDSP will encode and burn your new DVD.

THATS ALL!!!

NOW...if you want a GOOD LOOKING DVD, instead of taking your REF movie into DVD SP, instead take it into Compressor and choose the BEST QUALITY ENCODE (2 pass VBR) that matches your show timing. Then take THAT result into DVD SP and follow the rest of the steps. Except you can choose "16:9 LETTERBOX" instead of PAN & SCAN if you want to see the entire image.

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Brian Gilmore
Re: Trying to put 2-hour sequence on dvd
on Mar 26, 2012 at 3:30:48 am

Thanks for the help! Almost made it work but I end up with errors that there is not enough disk space in Target Folder. My dvd-R is 4.7GB and the little bar says my file is 4.8GB.


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Dennis Leppell
Re: Trying to put 2-hour sequence on dvd
on Mar 26, 2012 at 7:15:38 pm

I love the quick and dirty method....and I'm sure you realize that you can set the default encoding settings in DVD SP preferences. I try to keep mine at about 5mbps and 2 pass VBR.



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