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Authored by: drmacnut on Aug 16, '08 12:40:56AM

"Apple has already implemented this. I think you need to edit this plist: buy.final.cut.studio.pro" - Gabester

I know it's off-topic to say so, but, Gabester, that was really funny! Good one!

On topic, I just wanted to say thank you to withdave for both taking the time to analyze his own workflow and to write this article. Compressing video for DVD using iDVD is, as we all know, not necessarily the best route, but getting into Compressor, Cleaner, and their ilk is not easy to do. For the most part, iDVD makes the cut, and I also use it here locally to produce final output for our FCP Studio-edited videos.

I always try to use the least amount of compression possible on my own iDVD projects, as I agree that sitting around for 6 to 12 hours while video renders --all the while risking the fateful and all-too-frequent crash half way through!-- is not fun at all. With that in mind, I have taken to always producing a burnable image of the video, which I have iDVD create and save on my hard drive of choice. After that, I can make as many copies as I like, and don't have to worry about hangs, coasters, underruns, etc, nor do I have to keep the original rendered iDVD project file just to make future copies, which eats up loads of HD space besides. I don't use iDVD to actually burn anything (Disk Utility does that for me).

Anyway, thanks again, withdave. Take care, everyone.



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