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12/7/04 10:41 PM
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mlkcarton
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Edited: 07-Dec-04 10:49 PM
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I just finished my first film effort and I'm basically happy with how it looks in the FCP viewer. I'm sort of just learning this as I go. I'm using a Mac G5, FCP 4 and Dvd SP 2, and the film is 11 min long. It has a little animation (from LiveType) but I'm not looking for anything fancy - just a clean transfer to DVD. MPEG 2 is causing an error (quicktime doesn't recognize it) so I'm trying to use a .mov file. Any recommendations for the settings to use? My attempts so far have been grainy (especially were there is some opacity in the clip.) Trying to export uncompressed gives an error about the file size, then it shuts down. Any advice would be appreciated.
12/8/04 12:23 AM
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Lynn@Renzos
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Edited: 08-Dec-04
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If yoiu want to transfer to MPEG2, which you should, use Compressor and dump it out to DVDSP and you will be good to go. You shouldn't have any problems.
12/9/04 1:25 AM
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Edited: 09-Dec-04
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i think that you might need to upgrade your quicktime and be sure you get the mpeg-2 addition which should have come with dvdsp... check apple's discussion boards. it's also downloadable. if you still haven't any luck, try the animation codec. it's not perfect but is is lossless and pretty decent for dvds (i have noticed artifacts though in fades for example).
12/9/04 11:31 PM
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mlkcarton
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Edited: 09-Dec-04
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Thanks - I may give the animation codec a try - for whatever reason, compressor is stalling out on me. Our G5 is great, but really buggy. gsr
12/12/04 9:05 PM
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Lynn@Renzos
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Edited: 12-Dec-04
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hey get that "e" off of the end of my name.
12/15/04 12:20 AM
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Edited: 15-Dec-04
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Don't fuck up Linn's name!
12/17/04 8:42 PM
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Lynn@Renzos
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Edited: 17-Dec-04
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damn smartasses!

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