Remote Drive & FCPX DVD export

jackhenri

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Oct 18, 2011
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The title says it all! I have a 2011 macmini server, on which I have recently edited a video for a friend in FCPX. I need to author the vid to a DVD.

I also have a late 2008 macpro, which I networked to the mini (firewire800 & ethernet), hoping to use the macpro's built in optical super drive.

It doesn't work... I have tried everything I could find here, and elsewhere.

anyone got any ideas/tips/feedback??

many thanks,

jackhenri
 

paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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Did you try Sharing the DVD drive in Sharing in System Preferences? I did that to share the DVD drive in my iMac to my Mac Mini. I didn't try to burn to the DVD drive, but I used it the other way to load software on the Mac Mini.
 
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dolphin842

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From Final Cut, export to a QuickTime file in the highest quality that makes sense. Then, use the free Burn.app to make a DVD video disc. You can save the project as an .iso from the app's File menu, which you can then take to the Mac Pro to burn.
 
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jackhenri

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Oct 18, 2011
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cheers

thanks for your replies,

in the end I just made an iso directly from the share>DVD menu in final cut.

It's a shame that the sharing networked dvd drives doesn't allow you to burn discs..

I bought an external samsung usb disc burner, that is supposed to be able to write DVD's but it doesn't manage even at the slowest writing speeds, I goes it's got to do with the data transfer rate over the USB...

thanks again,
 
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