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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:09 PM   #1
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Please help: How to create DVDs for playback

My goal is to create a high-def tutorial movie into a DVD that would play on a physical DVD player or on a Windows and Mac computer. The movie has about 9 chapters. The start menu will only have the following options: PLAY DVD and CHAPTERS. It's pretty basic.

In a nutshell, I need someone to summarize how FCPX, Compressor, and iDVD work together. I've been using FCPX for about a month now, so I'm able to put together a project using clips and image stills.

Here's what I think needs to happen, with some questions:

1) Create the movie in FCPX, and specify required chapters

2) Export movie from FCPX (Using which setting/format for 1920x1080 playback?)

3) Create a new project in iDVD

4) Import the exported movie into iDVD and burn

Does this sound about right?

Instead of Step 2, I also tried sending my working FCP project to Compressor. From there, I applied the "MPEG-2 for DVD" setting, which created a .m2v file. However, when I tried importing the .m2v to iDVD, it wouldn't let me.

Thanks in advance!
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