1986 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2011 11:48 AM by d1ng0d0g
Evening, I'm preparing my first DVD in Final cut and using Studio Pro to author the DVD and interface. I've added chapter marks in Final Cut but just wondered what the best export settings were from final cut into studio pro. I don't need it to be HD but does need to be 16:9.
Any ideas or help
Morning here in the States. I'm home sick, sparing my coworkers the sound effects of mucus production.
Exporting from FCP into DVDSP is a direct and simple thing to do. And, interestingly,, it's all clearly explained in the manuals, the online help system. I'd suggest you start there. You can open the DVDSP manual and look for importing from FCP or you can open the FCP manual and look for exporting to DVDSP.
Your need for chapters is going to complicate things a bit and I'd suggest you do your first several projects without chapters or branching so you can figure out whether you want to go through Compressor or directly to DVDSP from FCP. why you would want ot do your compression in Compressor is answered with experience and ability to comprehend and then use the enormous number of options in each application.
Learning to use Compressor is also easily accomplished by opening the manuals.
Your task is further complicated by your desire for 16x9. But you have not told us what your origination format is or what your editing codec is. so you will want to study up on the term anamorphic because DVDSP builds standard DVDs in MPEG2 only. If you want "HD" you will need a Blu-ray device and you will find only the most basic support for BD in the FCP suite.
If you are going to be doing many DVDs and want to learn how to use chapters, stories, scripting, and complex menu branching (and the numerous wasy to bring in custom artwork, you will want to buy yourself one or more of the great DVDSP4 books on the market.
Thanks for the help, I do have the manuals but unfortunately no time as this thing is needed for the morning!! All I was after was a export using quictime, this, that etc, import into DSP and click these options type of answer, more simplistic than understanding the program as like you say that will come with time and the more projects I do