Brand spanking new imac

jipper

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May 5, 2002
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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.
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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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.
 

mac15

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Dec 29, 2001
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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
 

Paolo

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Sep 21, 2001
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The Moon
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
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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Re: DVD burning!!!

Originally posted by Paolo
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
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...
 

jelloshotsrule

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Feb 7, 2002
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Originally posted by iGAV
Cleaner, and encode as MPEG 2....... simplicity itself...... ;)
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...
 

Mr. Anderson

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Nov 1, 2001
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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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