I exported a my 2-hour clip from FCP6 into Compressor. I used the "DVD 120 Minutes Fastest Encode" preset. This will give me an audio and Mpeg-2 video file, which I will then import into DVD Studio Pro to burn.
Do I have to sync them up in Studio Pros timeline or when I import the asset, will it grab both? Is this all correct?
Ok check that. I got some Cow advice. I exported a QT reference file to my Desktop. Put it into Compressor, and now I'm encoding with DVD Best Quality 120 Minutes. I assume I simply import my asset (both audio and video files) into Studio Pro and burn.
The length is 1 second under 2 hours. The QT Ref is 1.6 GB. (No menu in Studio Pro)
You workflow is fine. It's best to use an ac3 (Dolby) audio file instead of an aiff as it's 1mbps less overhead (and a smaller file) for the DVD player. But, don't use the ac3 preset without changing two parameters in the Inspector > Encoder > Audio tab: dialog normalization from -27 to -31 and data rate to 192 (it may already be 192, but check); and in the Preprocessing tab make sure Compression Preset is set to None. I'm pretty sure there's a good tutorial about this on Ken Stone's site. It's also covered in Compressor's user manual.
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