Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 7:25 PM (in response to luckyboy77)
First of all, I'm surprised you're successfully running FCE in OS10.8!
I'd suggest simply exporting a QuickTime Movie from FCE and let your DVD authoring program handle all the compression tasks. As long as the video is less than two hours, that should work.
Have you tried using iDVD to create the DVD? In my experience it sometimes handles Final Cut exports better than Toast.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 7:44 PM (in response to R. Mitchell Fore)
Ok, first point. Any particular things I need to adjust or do differently when I export a Quicktime Movie from FCE?
And iDVD is actually the reason I'm using Toast Titanium 10. I had a similar problem when burning my last project. It was over two hours, so I used a Dual-Layer Disc on iDVD, which got stuck halfway through. When I got Toast Titanium, it did it with no problems.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 9:21 PM (in response to R. Mitchell Fore)
Followed your advice and I made some progress.
I exported my project from FCE using the Quicktime Movie option and it comes out great. I tried putting in iDVD and putting it on the Dual-Layer Disc setting Project Info and it appears that it will have enough space to come out ok.
A new problem is that my project on the iDVD playback is being played in fullscreen when its supposed to be played in its original widescreen format. I'm not excatly sure what to do next, especially considering that another video in the same project with the same specifications and formatting is being played in its intended widescreen formatting...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 12:01 AM (in response to luckyboy77)
If your DVD is not coming out at 16:9 then check the iDVD settings are in fact 16:9.
Export>Quicktime Movie from FCE should be fine with 1080. I assume it's interlaced?
Also check the iDVD quality settings, I'd use Professional Quality, its two pass VBR.
Bear in mind, as mentioned, 10.8 may have it's quirks working with FCE.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 9:44 AM (in response to Alchroma)
iDVD settings are 16:9 across the board. Video settings are 853x480. And yes I believe the video is interlaced.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 12:44 PM (in response to luckyboy77)
Video settings are 853x480.
Can you clarify these setting?
How did the footage arrive into FCE?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to Alchroma)
I downloaded the footage through iMovie '11, then exported it via Final Cut XML from iMovie into FCE.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2012 3:45 PM (in response to luckyboy77)
Sounds like you used OSX to find the dimension size rather than the FCE Browser or Quicktime.
From what I can see you have exported Anamorphic from iMovie?
Going from FCE to iDVD with Anamorphic is the quirk. IDVD doesn't like it.
There are things you can do, I prefer the Quicktime Pro method if you have that loaded.
See Toms link below.