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Can I compress a 40+ minute HD video to burn onto a DVD using Compressor 4?

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I've been trying to burn a lengthly video to DVD for the past few days, but have run into many problems along the way.  The full video is just under 2 hours long (shot in 60i), and I had been using Final Cut Pro X to edit it.  Because the video quality had always turned out pixelated when I burned from a 30p sequence, I have since decided to split the video into two 60p parts to get the best quality I could.  I tried exporting to H.264 formats to test the footage and everything looked good, but the file sizes skyrocketed past their predicted sizes.  The first part is just under 47 minutes long and is 52.03 GB.  The second is an hour and 5 minutes long and is 70.95 GB.  Also, the resolution on both of them is 1280 x 720.  Is there any way I can compress these file sizes to burn onto a DVD with Compressor 4, or are there any alternatives I could turn to?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)


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