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Michael Reilly
Best way to export a feature length movie to fit on a DVD?
on Jun 25, 2012 at 7:50:04 pm

Hello,

I'm trying to export this feature (it's about an hour and a half) so that it fits on to a DVD.

Footage is Apple Pro Res 422 (LT) right now

So far I haven't been successful in exporting a small enough file.

Any tips?

Thanks for your help


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Shane Ross
Re: Best way to export a feature length movie to fit on a DVD?
on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:13:43 pm

Yeah. You use Compressor to Compress to the DVD format, then DVD SP to "author" the DVD.

#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.

Shane
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Michael Reilly
Re: Best way to export a feature length movie to fit on a DVD?
on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:30:30 pm

Thank you so much, Shane. And I'll be sure to check your blog

I will try this out. One thing, when I export as a QT movie in current settings, what window should I be in? I'm currently arranged in the Audio Mixing arrangement


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Shane Ross
Re: Best way to export a feature length movie to fit on a DVD?
on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:33:19 pm

The standard window...or 2 up. I wouldn't think it would matter. Mark IN and OUT...FILE>EXPORT>QT MOVIE

Shane
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Michael Reilly
Re: Best way to export a feature length movie to fit on a DVD?
on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:40:32 pm

cool, thank you


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