… and faster?
but you can decrease processing time dramatically by following this workflow:
• when project is done and ready for transfer to iDVD, choose
share/export using quicktime/quicktime/options/compressor/ …
• in the following dialog select from drop-down AppleIntermediateCodec
• keep the other options untouched .....
=> this creates a 'clone' of the internal timeline of iMovie = super-fast, super-large (harddrive space shouldn't be no issue with movie making)
drag the resulting file (14-40GBs/h!) into iDVD
iDVD does encode from such an intermediate much faster than from the usual h264.mov exports iMovie creates ....
keep always at last 20-40GBs free on internal drive!
iDVD needs tons of free diskspace for 'breathing' (= hidden interim files)
the smaller this free space the slower any app, esp. iDVD
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2013 8:04 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
Thank you for the response, very helpful and I will give this a go.
Just to be clear, I tend to finalise the project before transferring to iDVD. I'm fairly new to this so guess that is the right way.
Taking your comments, does that mean I do not need to finalise the project
Finally, I have multiple files that make up the movies, (.vob's converted to .mp4), which I place into the project to make 1 movie. I am then finalising as I am guessing that is where it all joins together and this is where it seem's to take a long time. Is this still the right way or can iDVD handle multiple files.
Just to expand on Karsten's answer, you do not have to finalize. Finalize is like sharing in all possible sizes. If you are making a DVD, you really only need one size, and it will be quicker to create only the one you need.
If it is footage from an analog camera, sharing in Medium (640x480) is probably sufficient. You may also want to try Large (960x540) to see how it looks. Pick the one that looks best, and just share at that size according to Karsten's instructions.