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Exporting from FCP 7 to DVD SP without Compressor

394 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2012 9:32 AM by conan105 RSS
conan105 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 29, 2012 1:27 AM

Hi, is there a way to export from FCP 7 to  DVD SP without compressor and still have a high quality SD video?



  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,565 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to conan105)

    Compressor is the encoder of choice on the Mac without paying thousands of $

    An alternative encoder, and the only one I use is Bitvice:     Innobits Encoder BitVice


    You could, send a QT straight into DVDSP, but this does not encode at anywhere near the efficiency, functionality and performance that a specialist encoder can do.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Nov 29, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to conan105)

    What Gary said. You'd be kind of short-changing yourself – putting the necessary effort into DVDSP authoring and not using Compressor as the encoder. But if all you wanted was a good quality disk and didn't care about menu complexities, using the Share function in FCP would bypass Compressor and give you pretty nice quality with a very basic menu.



  • Gary Scotland Level 5 Level 5 (7,565 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 9:10 AM (in response to conan105)

    in settings choose > DVD best quality 90mins

    or the other durations if over 90

    choose 16:9 or 4x3 as appropriate


    you need both  Dolby 2 for sound and MPEG2 for video



    you only include markers  if you have set them up in FCP:

    chapter markes to link to marker points  in DVDSP and comp markers to set an i point for advanced compression settings


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