Formatting Question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mac4lifeOG, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. mac4lifeOG macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    Im am currently transferring VHS tapes to DVD. Im using Final Cut Pro to capture. My standard procedure has just been exporting as a final cut quicktime file with chapter menus and then burning with iDVD. Is there a better alternative for quality, space, etc. I read that MPEG 2-would work. Any thoughts, advice? Thanks.
  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    MPEG-2 is what DVDs that have movies on are written in and that would save space because the videos are being compressed. DVD Studio Pro compresses them to MPEG-2 files when you click burn so that is already taken care of. If anyone else has suggestions they would be appreciated by Mac4lifeOG and myself.

  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I'd suggest using Compressor and DVD Studio Pro as opposed to iDVD. You get more control over the process w/Compressor which means you can fit better looking video into a smaller file size. I know Compressor and DVD SP can look intimidating, but it's pretty easy to get down the basics.


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