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Re-Encoding Problem?


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I'm new to Toaster 11.

I've created my videos in iMovie.

When I set to BURN the DVD from toaster, it goes through this long encoding process. REALLY long!

Any way I can avoid that?

 

I set reencoding to NEVER, but it doesn't seem to avoid this process.

 

Is there something I might not have set correctly?

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It is converting whatever editing format that you used in iMovie to the mpeg2 dvd format. This is going to take a while depending on what computer you have.

 

I just completed a 2-hour 26-minute film project. I edit at 1920x1080 in Pro Res format in FCP. It took 12 hours for Toast 11 to render it out for Blu-Ray HD-DVD, and about 2 hours for it to render it out for a standard def DVD.

 

I am running a MacPro tower, dual-2GHz dual core with 9GB RAM.

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So, is there a best practices way to this? It seems like iMovie does optimization. Then I save it to a .MOV that takes a while.

Then the burner seems to encode it again. Is there a step where I can get this done in iMovie to avoid the lengthy re-encode or do something on the iMovie end to save time there?

 

Thanks!

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So, is there a best practices way to this? It seems like iMovie does optimization. Then I save it to a .MOV that takes a while.

Then the burner seems to encode it again. Is there a step where I can get this done in iMovie to avoid the lengthy re-encode or do something on the iMovie end to save time there?

 

Thanks!

I don't know if there is a time-saving method. You could do some tests with a 30-second clip and keep choosing Save as Disc Image in Toast so you can time the encoding. There are two available formats that Toast can encode: MPEG 4 and MPEG 2. The Never re-encode only seems to work with existing compatible MPEG 2 files so I'm pretty sure there is no way to avoid Toast needing to encode whatever you export from iMovie. If you do choose to run some time trials and find something that works better be sure to post it here for others to learn about.

 

I think most people just have their Macs do this overnight. However, be sure to choose Save as Disc Image rather than clicking the burn button. After a long encoding process Toast sometimes has trouble waking up an optical drive to start the burn stage. So by choosing Save as Disc Image you're assured you won't have to do it over in that event. Burn the disc image to disc using the Image File setting in the Copy window.

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