Jump to content
  • Who's Online   0 Members, 0 Anonymous, 6 Guests (See full list)

    • There are no registered users currently online
  • 0

Dvd Duplication


Neil01
 Share

Question

Hi all. Great to find a place like this!... I have recorded a play on Mini DV. Edited it in Final Cut Pro and exported it to Quicktime and then into Toast for burning. The client requires about 50 copies of the production. My question is this.. what is the best way to mass duplicate these DVD's. Do I have to encode and burn each time ? Or can I make a duplicate of the original show from the original burnt Disc.

 

Also, how do I make more footage fit on my DVD. I know there is a fit ti fill feature but will this work, and/or effect quality. The show is about 2.5 hours long and is just over the limit for a single layer disc. All help appreciated.. I'm new to Toast. Its Toast 9 Titanium I'm working with so sorry if I'm off topic here..

 

Neil.

Ireland.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Choose Save as Disc Image from the File menu instead of clicking the burn button. Then select the resulting .toast file using the Image File setting in the Copy window. Then burn your DVD. After clicking the burn button a window appears where you can tell Toast that you want 60 copies.

 

Because you already have made a DVD of this you can insert the DVD, select the Disc Copy setting in the Copy window and choose Save as Disc Image from that. You also could just insert the DVD, choose Disc Copy, click the burn button and enter 60 as the number of DVDs you want and Toast will do everything it needs to do. You just have to be there to insert discs.

 

Using fit-to-DVD to reduce a dual-layer-sized video DVD to a single-layer disc can actually have slightly better quality than compressing the source video to fit a single-layer disc in the first place. So when you add your Final Cut exported movie to Toast, choose Save as Disc Image rather than clicking the burn button. Select that .toast file using the Image File setting in the Copy window. If it is too big to fit a single-layer disc choose Save as Disc Image again. Toast will ask if you want this to fit a single- or dual-layer disc. Choose single-layer and Toast will create a new disc image after applying its fit-to-DVD process. You actually don't need to choose Save as Disc Image the second time. You can just click the burn button and enter 60 as the number of copies you want. Toast will do the fit-to-DVD process one time and hold on to that temporary file until all 60 DVDs are burned. It's your choice.

 

My daughter complains that I always give her too many choices. Sorry.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks again,

And Oh, one last thing. I have burned my DVD. It plays perfectly on my lap top and desktop computer and I have tested it out on other computers but it is a little jumpy on the normal TV DVD player. Why is this so, do you think ? I burnt it on a DVD-R Disc. The DVD player is fairly old! I think this might have something got to do with it? Before I mass duplicate, is there a soulution or a reason for this?? Thanks. Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0

Thanks again,

And Oh, one last thing. I have burned my DVD. It plays perfectly on my lap top and desktop computer and I have tested it out on other computers but it is a little jumpy on the normal TV DVD player. Why is this so, do you think ? I burnt it on a DVD-R Disc. The DVD player is fairly old! I think this might have something got to do with it? Before I mass duplicate, is there a soulution or a reason for this?? Thanks. Neil

It may be the quality of the disc media itself. I suggest using Verbatim discs for best compatibility. Also, you can choose a slower burn speed (Best is the fastest available for a particular disc). You can check user reports on the quality of the disc media you're using by inserting a blank or burned disc, choosing Show Disc Info from the Recorder menu and clicking on the hot link that appears in that window.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...