10 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2006 2:24 AM by Beverly Maneatis
Mike Glish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I had my iMovie file on a Windows drive and added clips to it over the network. Then I copied the file back to the iMac (Intel version) to share it over to iDVD. When I tried to create a disk image, I got the error message. It offered to show me the map, but there was nothing that I could tell that was a problem.

I read the other posts on this topic and tried the trick to delete the "encoded assets". I tried several times and it didn't resolve the problem. I also tried saving the iMovie file as a new file hoping that would resolve any formatting problems.

I'm fresh out of ideas...

Thanks,

Mike

iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
    It offered to show me the map, but there was nothing that I could tell that was a problem.

    No "caution" exclamation marks?

    I just had something similar. Said I had empty drop zones and they were indicated in Map view on each menu. iDVD thought I didn't have anything in the drop zones, probably because I had altered the default menu loop time and turned off the theme sound (to min).

    I was also offered a Continue Burning button. Disk image was fine.
  • Mike Glish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nothing jumped out at me... I know that the iDVD project file isn't really a file, rather it is a container with files in it. I have been told that iDVD preserves the content of the source file, so I'm counting on the raw footage being OK. Next thing I am going to try is to delete the rendered content and re-render it. I'm thinking that something got munged during the rendering.
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
    Next thing I am going to try is to delete the rendered content and re-render it.

    I thought you did that already.

    Does iDVD 6.0.1 make a disk image? If so, does it work OK in DVD Player software? If not, I'm guessing it's something you're sending to iDVD.
  • Mike Glish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The plot sickens... My video is pretty simple: 13 chapters, each chapter has a title in the beginning and a fade-to-white transition at the end. I deleted the titles and rerendered them. I deleted the transistions and re-rendered them. I still got the same error. But when I delete the chapter markers, the error goes away. If I put the chapter markers back in place, the error returns. This happens with as little as one marker.

    I'm going to try copying the content to a new file and see what happens.
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
    This happens with as little as one marker.

    Ah... "The rules of chapter markers":

    Make sure no chapter markers are within two seconds of the start or end of the timeline. Make sure no chapter markers are within a transition. Make sure no chapter markers are within two seconds of the end of a transition.
  • Mike Glish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Make sure no chapter markers are within two seconds
    of the start or end of the timeline. Make sure no
    chapter markers are within a transition. Make sure no
    chapter markers are within two seconds of the end of
    a transition.


    I deleted all markers and tried making a disk image with only one chapter marker and the problem happened again. I'm curious about the last one though. I end all of the chapters with a three second fade-to-white transition. The first thing after a chapter end is a chapter beginning. The chapter marker is at the beginning of a chapter, which means except for the very first marker, all chapter markers are within a nanosecond of the end of a transition. Until my recent problem, I created 25 DVDs in this style and didn't have any problems.

    I opened a blank file and have copied two of my chapters into it. Before I do, I deleted the title and the ending transition. I rebuilt both in the new file. With just two chapters, I can create a disc image. I'm going to copy a couple of chapters at a time and rebuild the titles and ending transitions. I'll let you know what happens. My fingers and toes are crossed...
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
    Mike,

    There is a way to avoid those CM rules. Export the entire iMovie as Full Quality and then import it into a new iMovie project. Once it's a complete QuickTime file in iMovie, you can put the markers anywhere. Not that I've done that, but I know it has worked here.
  • Mike Glish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sigh... I added chapters two at a time for one hour of the two-hour DVD. Each time I added two chapters, I would test to see if I could create a disk image. It was working so at the 1 hour point, I added them all in. Got the same error when I tried to create a disk image.

    So I took out all the chapter markers and created a Quicktime DV movie at full quality as you suggested. Then I added chapter markers. Same error upon trying to create a disk image.

    I really don't want to recopy the tape onto my iMac and start over but it's about to come to that.

    Mike
  • Len Goff Level 6 Level 6 (17,905 points)
    hen I added chapter markers

    Did you import the FQ QuickTime into a new iMovie project, not the old one? If so, that should work. I'm beginning to think it's something else in iMovie. Was your camcorder set to record 16-bit audio?

    Same error upon trying to create a disk image.

    Was it still "Errors during project validation"?
  • Beverly Maneatis Level 5 Level 5 (7,150 points)
    Yes, Len,
    that does work--each time I do it, have done at least 10 movies that way, maybe more....but in iM5, not 6 yet.
    You are right...if errors keep occurring with the QTmovie chapter markers, there must be something else wrong.