1286 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2006 2:24 AM by Beverly Maneatis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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.
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"?