Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 1:43 PM (in response to snowman999)
Rendered Pro Res sequences export pretty fast, as confirmed by your first export.
Although it's not the ideal workflow, DVDSP should have accepte the file; what was the error message?
In Compressor, did you use the DVD preset? Best Quality 90 minues? Should encode two files reasonably fast – maybe an hour or so. You don't want to make an h.264 file for DVD.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 2:07 PM (in response to Russ H)
It actually just said Fail. No reason, no nothing. What might have happened is I've been trying for over 2 days to get this working right, and nothing worked. Last night I exported the sound to AIFF and burned a CD of it, and there's nothing there.
After that, I shut down the computer for a little while, and went back to work. It might have been a glitch that formed from one of the export attempts.
I'm doing this just to watch it on other TVs and computers.
So I went into Export Using QT Conversion
Changed Settings to Medium Quality, One Pass
Changed Size to NTSC 720 x 480 16:9
I have a movie that about 1gig and looks pretty good. It didn't even take 3 hours.
Now I just have to see what it looks like on other machines.
In Compressor I used the Best Quality for 90 minute DVD and it just sat there for hours not registering anything. I might try again if the DVD I burn of this 264 looks like absolute garbage on my TV. But, for what I'm using it for, it doesn't have to be perfect yet. That comes after I edit the second half.
Thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to snowman999)
If what you're doing now produces acceptable results, great.
But FWIW, what many people regard as the most reliable workflow is: from FCP, export sequence (typically Pro Res) as Quick Time, current settings (not QuickTime Conversion). Bring the exported file into Compressor. Select the DVD preset folder (video and audio) that best fits your sequence length. Let Compressor do any re-sizing. Submit. Should be relatively painless in terms of encoding time.
Take the two files that Compressor outputs and bring those files into DVD Studio Pro.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 5:26 PM (in response to snowman999)
Your presentation of the issues is incomprehsible.
1. DO NOT use Quicktime conversion.
2. What file format are you editing in your timeline - h.264 or ProRes?
If H.264, start over. Convert to Pro Res before you import into FCP.
If you are editing ProRes, export using "current settings" and "self contained"
If you are doing that and are still having issues conpressing the ProRes file in Compressor, run Compressor Repair from Digital Rebellion to reset the system.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2013 10:04 PM (in response to Russ H)
The 264 worked fine for what I needed at the moment.
I'm going to try using Compressor again. I added it and I'm compressing using Mpeg-2 6.2 Mbps 1-pass. I just want to see how long it will take.
According to the Inspector this will make it a m2V video. Should I change that to Quicktime Video or just leave it?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2013 8:13 AM (in response to snowman999)
The DVD format is based around Mpg-2 for video.
Anything you add to DSP will be converted to this when the disk is built.
If you add H264 or another flavor of QT to DSP it will use an antiquated internal compressor that hasn't been updated in almost 10 years. Using the latest version of Compressor will always be the better option.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 12:01 AM (in response to Russ H)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 3:29 PM (in response to madatia)
As a test, open Compressor and drag any Quick Time file in and apply one of the presets to it and see what you have available in Clusters when you hit submit. Then cancel. If submit worked properly, choose a different export workflow for your FCP sequence.
Instead of choosing Send to Compressor, export your sequence as a Quick Time self-contained movie with current settings. Bring that movie file into Compressor's batch window and proceed with your encoding job.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 10:06 PM (in response to Russ H)
I have a Quick Time file and I load the compressor then I choose the settings of 90 mint and then I submit see pictures
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You can also remotely by logging in on me and that you come into the computer itself and tries
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2013 6:03 AM (in response to madatia)
In Compressor's menu bar, click on Reset Background Processing. Try several submit attempts. Sometimes it takes a while to kick in.
If that isn't successful, close the app and open Systems Prefereces>Qmaster. If it's on, turn it off (and vice versa) and close. Re-open and restore it to it's original state. Re-open Compressor and try again.
If that doesn't work, download Compressor Repair from Digital Rebellion and run it (takes about a second); make sure that theTrash Preferences box is checked.