Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 8:43 AM (in response to Fisheye16HP)
This thread may help: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3810694?tstart=0
Yes, DVD is standard definition only. With the right software and hardware, you could create a Blu-ray disc, which would allow you HD content to remain HD.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to David Harbsmeier)
Thank you, David. As I said, I am in over my head, and in a month or three I will be looking at the Blue-ray software and/or ways to get the best results on DVD. So, thanks.
My more immediate concern is just getting it on DVD for a few theaters to look at in order to make a screening decision -- it doesn't have to be the absolute best quality.... yet. My concern is that exporting a 79 min. movie would create a file too large to create a DVD in iDVD. I'm sure this is a pretty simple question for this thread, but I just lack experience on anything over 10 minutes. Thanks again for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 9:19 AM (in response to Fisheye16HP)
The file size isn't the issue - it's the duration of your movie. 79 minutes should fit just fine on a single layer DVD disc (DVD-5). In FCP, go to File->Export->QuickTime Movie. Do NOT use QuickTime Conversion.
You can make the movie self-contained or a reference movie. Use the resulting file in iDVD.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 18, 2012 2:03 AM (in response to Fisheye16HP)
My notes on thisFCE/P to iDVD
• How to go from FCE/P to iDVD
• Free space on Start-up hard disk
• Brand and type of DVDs used
• Burn speed set
• iDVD BUG
How to go from FCE/P to iDVD I do
• Disable Screen and Energy saver
• IMPORTANT --> FIRST in FinalCut - Mix Down Audio under Sequence Menu / Render Only / Mix-down
• Export out as a QuickTime .mov file
• Select with Mark - Chapter Mark
• Not as Self-Contained (not important but saves time and space)
• NO QUICKTIME CONVERSION (IMPORTANT)
This QT.mov file I import into iDVD from within iDVD.
Free space on Start-up hard disk
I set a minimum of 25GB (for Mac OS and iDVDs temp files)
• I use Pro Quality encoding
Brand and type of DVDs used
• I use Verbatim
• I use DVD-R (plays on more even older DVD-players)
Burn speed set
• I set down this to x4 (or x1)
• One can not go back to movie-project for any alterations and then go back to
the iDVD project. It will notice and ask You to either Up-date or Cancel. Neither
of them will work.
Medicine - Start a brand new iDVD project.
Use of Chapters
• I only use a to z and 0 to 9 in naming them. NO other symbol/letter !
• NO Chapter-mark at very beginning - iDVD NEEDS TO set this by it self
• No Chapter marks in or within two seconds from a transition
(Way around this last one - Export movie as QT full quality and NO Chapter marks
Import this into a new Movie-project and now You are free to set C-Ms where You want
them except at very beginning - still)
Material used to build movie
• video - I use streamingDV (or convert all other to this e.g. .mp4, .avi, .wmv etc)
• audio - I use .aiff 16-bit 48kHz or from Audio-CD (44.1kHz) - no .mp3 or direct from iTunes
• photos - I use .jpg - no .bmp etc
Trash iDVD pref. file and run Repair Permissions - and have a re-try.
from post ??
May not be relevant, but I had the same problem with iDVD, where burned DVDs showed a green screen. It was cured by quitting Quicksilver and Quickeys as well as disabling sleep and screen-saving
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
I exported the sequence as described above, but people's mouths do not line up with the audio . . . obviously I don't have this problem when viewing the sequence in FCE. I tired the Mix-down as suggested above, but it didn't seem to work. Any ideas? Thanks again for all the help so far.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 11:13 AM (in response to Fisheye16HP)
When I start a new FCE/P project I use Easy Set-Up and select as material and project is supposed to be.
What kind of Easy Set-Up project did You use ?
What kind of Video Codec is Your material
What kind of Audio file format, kHz and bit depth is used ?
Any thing else specific to Your project ?
Yours Bengt W
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 6:37 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
I used the HDV-Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 Easy Setup . . .. . format was "all formats," and rate is 29.97. The audio file is 48 khz and 16 bit. Other info:
Vid Rate - 29.97 fps
Frame Size - 1440 x 1080
Compressor - Apple Int. Codec
Pixel Aspect - HD (1440x1080)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2012 6:53 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
Also, not only is the video and audio slightly out of sync as I mentioned above, all the video is jumpy . . . . . almost like a slight adjustment in shutter speed would create, to give you an idea of what I mean by "jumpy." Ugh.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2012 2:04 PM (in response to Bengt Wärleby)
I did evthing I could
on your list.
Sure enough, the
(QT, not QTC)
was quick and easy...
however, the quality
was lower than when
I converted using QTC...
What does this mean?
"This QT.mov file I import into iDVD from within iDVD"