Looping DVD? Final Cut Pro X or Compressor

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ipedro, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    I'm trying to create a looping DVD. This was real easy to do in Final Cut Studio with DVD Studio Pro but the new Final Cut Pro X dispenses with this application. Compressor doesn't seem to have this function.

    It's pretty ridiculous that I might have to install a consumer app -- iDVD -- to be able to do such a common and rudimentary function not available on a professional application.

    Am I missing something in Compressor or FCPX?
     
  2. mBox macrumors 68020

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    I thought iDVD was installed at purchase of computer?
    You can try a 70$ app like Toast.
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    Reinstall DVD Studio Pro. You can run it with FCPX.
     
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Neither are DVD authoring apps.
    Even though I don't use FCS anymore, I still have it on one machine. Just for DVDSP.
     
  5. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    Thanks for your answers so far. Given that Apple has discontinued Final Cut Studio and replaced it with Final Cut Pro X, Compressor and Motion as the only apps to move forward, and given that many of the functions from the non replaced apps have been moved into the new ones, you'd expect basic functions to be available.

    This only underlines how half assed this effort has been by Apple. DVD Studio Pro is no longer for sale so either you had it before or you simply have to go to a third party to author DVDs.
     
  6. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Optical media are dead according to the gospel of Steve.
     
  7. ipedro thread starter macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    I agree. However, Apple has replaced it with nothing. Professionals still need to produce content. If not for optical media, then at least provide us with tools for iTunes Extras and iTunes LP.
     
  8. mBox macrumors 68020

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    nice. however stating FCPX as DVD Authoring tool compared to DVDSP is kinda stretching it dont you think?
    The professionals know what to use when it comes to DVD Authoring and Im pretty sure their not looking at a NLE for such thing.
    Try Encore from the CS package if you cant get around using Apple products.
    Then you will realize how much you will miss DVDSP :)
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Not any more.
     

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