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Travis Roesler
DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Jul 28, 2013 at 5:06:26 am

What's up guys,

I'm trying to find the ideal settings to use for a DVD quality export. My stuff is filmed in 640x360... or at least that's how I size it for streaming video... those are the dimensions, you get the idea.

Anyhow, I need to export with the intention being to put stuff on a DVD. How would you recommend I do that?

Thank you guys for your time.


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Rafael Amador
Re: DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Jul 28, 2013 at 12:48:07 pm

[Travis Roesler] " My stuff is filmed in 640x360... or at least that's how I size it for streaming video."
So which is the footage original size?
DVDS are 720x480 (NTSC pixels), or 720x576 (PAL pixels).
rafael


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Shane Ross
Re: DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Jul 28, 2013 at 5:10:35 pm

How did you edit this? What frame size and whotnot?

Shane
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Travis Roesler
Re: DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:57:44 am

I hit item properties on the timeline and this is what it says:

1440x1080
apple prores 422
vid rate 29.97 fps
HD

Is that what you guys are looking for?


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Shane Ross
Re: DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:08:34 am

Yes. So export that as a self contained QT.....here I have a workflow;

#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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Travis Roesler
Re: DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:41:09 pm

Boom!

That's a hell of an answer!

This will be a professional, sold in stores DVD, so 2 pass vbr is probably the way to go.

When you say "show timing" what are you referring to?

Thank you so much for your help. I'm brand new to compressor... just discovered it last night and already its saved me about 15 hours of exporting time ;-/

Thanks again man!


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becky balsano
Re: DVD Quality Export settings in Final Cut Pro
on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:53:01 pm

Shane, Just found this post of yours -
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."
: )


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