FCP3 output to DVD

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by pishnaris, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. pishnaris macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2002
    West Virginia
    Greetings all,

    My apologies for asking what will probably turn out to be a pretty basic issue with FCP3.

    I've managed to compose and save some FCP3 movie formatted files that I'd like to burn to DVD and play in commercial DVD players. I've not been able to simply copy the file and make that happen. I'm sure that it's obvious and that I'm just missing it, but FCP3 is like that for me...a tough nut to crack.

    Additionally, I've tried using Cleaner 5 to create a DVD useable movie...the program tells me that a 4.2 GB file will require over 8 hours to create, at a rate of 20 GB/hour.

    I know it should be easier than this. Any ideas of where I'm going wrong?

    Thanks much,

  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    You might want to try DVD Studio Pro. Apple's DVD creation app. FCP is for making movies in multiple formats but doesn't do DVD
  3. kishba macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2001
    umm i'm not sure quite what your asking but to make the movie readable by idvd you need to export the movie (as a quicktime movie) with the dv/ntsc codec selected and the quality set to high

    that's basically all you have to do

    idvd will then read the file and convert it to the format it needs :)

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