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New To Toast, Please Help :)


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So I have a file that is 3.91 GB, its a quicktime movie exported from FCP Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Linear PCM...

 

my question is, when I go to make a DVD of the movie i drag and drop it and toast 12 says 161.7 MB on disc - SPACE REMAINING 4.32 GB. Is toast 12 compressing my file? Really confused why a 3.91gb file is only taking up 161.7 MB. Please advise!! thanks!!

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A DVDvideo is MPEG 2 which is compressed. Toast also defaults to Ac-3 audio which also is compressed. My guess is your video also is HD and your DVD will be SD. How long (in time) is your video? By the way, many users report that Toast doesn't do well with ProRes videos so you might consider exporting from FCP in h.264. Since you want standard def you might export as DVCPRO50 (NTSC) so you aren't having Toast do the rescaling to SD.

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the video is about 3:30 min long. so its short. I can try to export in h.264 and see if that helps. Do you know the best setting for h264? its for a trade show so should look sharp. usually just use prores so not familiar with h.264

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the video is about 3:30 min long. so its short. I can try to export in h.264 and see if that helps. Do you know the best setting for h264? its for a trade show so should look sharp. usually just use prores so not familiar with h.264

Why don't you put it on a USB flash drive and play it on a HDTV? It won't look very good played from a video DVD if showing on a reasonably large screen. I don't know what FCP's export settings are, but whatever is the default for Apple TV is going to look really good.

 

Given how short the video is, Toast's space estimate for a video DVD is correct.

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