Final Cut on one Mac; Superdrive on the other Mac

Doctor Q

Original poster
Staff member
Sep 19, 2002
Los Angeles
I created a movie in Final Cut Pro and I want to put it on DVD so some friends can watch it with their DVD player.

Mac #1 has:
  • Final Cut Pro
  • my movie in Final Cut Pro
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • no DVD writer
  • a fast network connection to Mac #2
Mac #2 has:
  • iMovie
  • iDVD
  • a working Superdrive
  • a fast network connection to Mac #1
What steps do I take to put my movie on DVD?

I'm hoping I don't have to install Final Cut Pro on Mac #2 or do anything to the hardware.


macrumors 65816
Aug 16, 2006
Scotland, UK
Export the final cut project as an uncompressed .mov with uncompressed audio (at 16 bit 44.1 KHz) then simply transfer the file to your mac with superdrive and burn using iDVD

iDVD will compress the file to the correct format etc.

If the file is too big to burn to data cd then use an external drive or do as the above poster suggest and transfer using target disk mode by holding down 't' when starting the mac without the superdrive, whilst its connected via firewire to the mac with superdrive.
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