Final Cut on one Mac; Superdrive on the other Mac

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    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.
     
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Put together an iDVD project on Mac 1. Transfer all those files to Mac 2 and burn.
     
  3. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    Thanks. I'll try it tonite. Are there any details that aren't obvious?
     
  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    if you file is huge dv is 13gb /hr use target mode to move the file from mac 1 >> mac 2
     
  5. anim8or macrumors 65816

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    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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