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Compressor to IDVD

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Kennbu Calculating status...
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Aug 5, 2012 7:15 PM

I  created a project in FCPX and need to add chapter markers. I am going to add chapter markers in Compressor 4. However, I don't want to burn a DVD from Compressor because it does not have the themes that IDVD has. I want to save the file as a .mov after adding the chapters in Compressor and then pull it into IDVD so that I can have the theme I want along with the chapter markers intact.


Please advise

Mac Pro
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Aug 6, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to Kennbu)

    So you presumably have a QuickTime file that you exported from FCPX. That is a single file that contains both audio and video.


    In Compressor, create a job and bring that file into the source well of the Batch window.


    Create a setting that is identical to the format of your exported file. (For example, if you have a 720P 30 fps Pro Res file, duplicate one of the Pro Res settings and check in the Inspector to make sure that all is the same because the ONLY thing you're going to ask Compressor to do is insert chapter markers.)


    In the Preview window, set your markers. Submit.


    Take the new file (again, a 720P PR file in my example) and, after choosing a theme, drag it into a iDVD menu window. Click on the iDVD preview icon and check to verify that your chapters were successfully imported with your movie.


    Good luck.



  • Charles Lloyd1 Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 9:54 AM (in response to Russ H)

    I selected the proper resolution in Settings and set Desktop as my Destination after setting the chapter I wanted.  I get this error message.  What am  I doing wrong?


  • Charles Lloyd1 Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 10:09 AM (in response to Charles Lloyd1)

    Here is image


          Error Msg.png

    Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7), 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7
  • Charles Lloyd1 Level 2 Level 2 (230 points)
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    Sep 10, 2012 10:37 AM (in response to Charles Lloyd1)

    Ok I figured it out.  I'm in the process of learning Compressor 4 and I was not using it correctly.


    Sorry about that.


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