Brand spanking new imac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jipper, May 9, 2002.

  1. jipper macrumors newbie

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    Hello mac-heads,
    Just thought i would brag and tell everyone how excited i am. My blueberry iBook is about to have a sibling. A brand new iMac with super-mega drive. Who's going to be burning dvds? Answer: me.
    Wheeeeeeeee!!!!
    Can't wait.
    I'll be interested to see how much better the G4 is than the G3.
    Tim.
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    enjoy it.

    my parents got a 700. they just don't need the superdrive or extra speed...

    however, it was a little sluggish at times. i'd recommend cramming it with RAM if you can. my parents only have 384... ONLY. ha...

    it's a damn fine machine to use and look at though.
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    Congrad!!!!!!
    I absolutely love my imac, I got the 700 with 512ram and it screams ( well maybe not)
    Enjoy it and you will soon realise that you won't burn that many DVDs
    I know beej hasn't burn one yet but you maybe different
    Anyways enjoy
     
  4. Paolo macrumors regular

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    DVD burning!!!

    How is it done?
    DVD burning that is, I can't seem to find DVD's that fit a full (as in movie) DVD on them... it's sort of annoying me, is there some sort of compression that I'm completely oblivious to?

    Paolo
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    Re: DVD burning!!!

    well, it totally depends on how you're doing it.

    if you're using idvd, then you can only burn an hour's worth as far as i know...

    if you're using dvd studio pro, you can work it out so that you compress the file down to 4.3 gigs mpeg 2 format at whatever the highest quality is that allows that size... which you could do in fcp... but that's if you have those apps.

    that's what i use, but i'm sure someone here has more experience with idvd and such...
     
  6. iGav macrumors G3

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    Cleaner, and encode as MPEG 2....... simplicity itself...... ;)
     
  7. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    the only question is, what quality can he do it at if he's going to be burning a pretty large movie...?

    i recently made a 2.5 hour video i was working on fit onto a dvd at about... 4.x bitrate i believe...

    does cleaner allow you to choose bitrate and stuff? and does it tell you the resulting file size accordingly? i know fcp does...
     
  8. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i wish i had a superdrive. then i could burn all my animations to DVD and watch them on TV!:D
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    That's the one thing I'm really looking forward to is burning DVDs. I'll have to wait a while though, I'm not going to be getting a new machine until next year.

    But congrats jipper!
     

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