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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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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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Your 4 steps will work. However, using iDVD and your Mac's Superdrive, all you will get is a standard definition dvd, which is at best 720x576.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video


If you want an HD/BluRay dvd you'll need an external HD/BluRay burner and something like Roxio Toast.
http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/to.../overview.html
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Your 4 steps will work. However, using iDVD and your Mac's Superdrive, all you will get is a standard definition dvd, which is at best 720x576.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD-Video


If you want an HD/BluRay dvd you'll need an external HD/BluRay burner and something like Roxio Toast.
http://www.roxio.com/enu/products/to.../overview.html
Thanks!

I already have the Start Menu created in iDVD. How would I transfer it to Toast? Or do I have to recreate a Start Menu within the Toast program?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 01:20 PM   #4
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You'll have to start again in Toast.
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