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Export from FCPX for iDVD

2860 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2013 9:30 AM by Cartoonguy RSS
Cartoonguy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 1, 2013 2:38 PM

I exported a movie for DVD authoring and now have two files.  A .ac3 file for the audio and a .m2v for the video.  I want to make that into a DVD in iDVD, but it won't allow me to use those files.  Says it doesn't recognise them.  So what should I be doing to make a file for iDVD?  It seems that since iDVD is no longer supported, it's now unclear how to do it because Final Cut no longer has "export to media browser".  Hope someone can help.  Thanks.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,925 points)
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    May 1, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    iDVD doesn't work with elementary streams. Export a  master file and you will be fine.

     

    Russ

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    May 1, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Yes, that makes sense.

     

    And the error message was???

  • Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    May 1, 2013 7:27 PM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    As Russ H has stated exporting a master file is the right way to do this.  I do it  all of the time.  What version of iDVD are you using?  Also what are your iDVD presets,  what is the error message that you get.  This could be more of an iDVD question than FCPX.

    Exporting a master,  selecting the master file in iDVD ( or Toast ) has worked for me time and time again.

     

    Also what is the source material that you are editing  and what are the presets you edit under and then export with? For example, if you edit with proxy material, do you then change to origianl before export.  Or are you using optimized materail ?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    May 2, 2013 2:00 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    If you're editing in proxy you have to switch yo original/optimized before you export.

     

    Export a ProRes master file. If the encoding falls, the problem is in iDVD not in the FCP file. You should make a disk image in iDVD and burn that using the Disk utility. It is more reliable than burning the disc directly. Make sure you have enough free space on your system drive for cache files. At least 10% of the drive free. Also watch for menu content, video and audio, that us too large for the application to handle.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,925 points)
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    May 2, 2013 7:23 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Just to add that the error could be related to: the exported file, the iDVD app/settings, your burner, your media. If you are successful in making the disk image, as Tom recommended, that would imply the burner and/or the media is the problem.  It's also helpful to have a RW DVD to burn from the img, and to use very short sections of the video to test the possible causes while minimizing time devoted to troubleshooting.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,925 points)
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    May 2, 2013 7:29 AM (in response to Cartoonguy)

    Oops. If saving to disk image failed, that probably takes the burner and media off the table.

     

    Russ

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