How to transfer from Final Cut Pro to DVD Studio Pro?

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  1. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

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    There is a bug in iDVD '08 that when burning a large project to disc,
    the audio slowly goes out on sync.

    For that reason I figured that I would try burning the project with
    DVD Studio Pro instead.

    I'm totally new to the PRO software so I could use some assistance
    with these questions....

    1. I was able to import my iMovie '06 project to Final Cut with
    no problem. However, how do I EXPORT the project to DVD Studio Pro?
    Under EXPORT there is no command to do such a thing.

    2. Can I create menus and slideshow in DVD Studio Pro?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
     
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  3. NJRonbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Question,

    Is DVD STUDIO PRO as easy to set up Menus and photo
    slideshows as iDVD is?

    Again, I'd prefer to use iDVD for its simplicity but it is
    burning discs that are out of sync!
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Nope. DVD Studio Pro gives you the ability to make fully scripted DVD menus. It is vastly more powerful than iDVD is, but likewise it is harder to use.

    FCP -> DVD Studio Pro -> Compressor sounds like the tool chain you want to use. The manuals really are very easy to read and should help you out with any problems you have.
     
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    Let me expand this a bit further....

    I found out compressor is an encoder that will allow me
    to fit my project to any kind of media.

    But this is only the tip of my problem and I hope
    that someone can give me some good advice here.


    As I stated, I created a large project in iMovie '06 and
    then exported to iDVD '08 and set it for DL DVD burn.

    There is a bug in the iDVD software that slowly puts
    audio out of sync when burning to DVD, particularly
    dual layer.

    So I have Final Cut Pro but never really gave it any use.

    Here is what I need to do....

    Take my finished assembled iMovie project and burn it
    with Final Cut instead of iDVD in hope it will fix the sync problem.

    I can open the iMovie project with Final Cut Pro

    Now, I need to create menus and a photo slideshow.

    Where do I export the project next for menus and slideshow
    addition, and then where next to burn the DVD?

    Thanks!
     

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