08-10-2006, 12:34 PM #1boguiboyGuestMy home video file is 6.3 gb can I compress it with some free software or I have to..
edit it and reduce it to fit in a regular DVD 'cause a have another one with 9 Gb,? and one more question , can I make my DVD simply using iDVD or a need to do something else ? .I use a sony handycam DCR-HC30 and I guess using iDVD convert inmediatly my home video in a regular DVD becasuse it have that option. Thanks for your info in advance.
08-10-2006, 12:37 PM #2
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Once you import and burn with iDVD, iDVD will compress the 7 gigs to fit onto a normal 4.7Gb DVD.I try to Command+Shift+/ when I can.
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08-11-2006, 12:44 PM #3boguiboyGuestThanks
Surfwax95 I did it and it works, than you for your help.
08-12-2006, 08:04 AM #4
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Yeah I usually end up with 6gig movie files, but about most of the time, iDVD compresses it to around 1gig-ish on a DVD.Bismillah ihr Rhman ihr Raheem
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08-21-2006, 10:51 PM #5
What kind of quality do you retain if its compressed in that way? Does it look good on a TV still? What if the movie file is 16gigs, will iDVD still compress that as well? Thanks.
08-22-2006, 06:01 AM #6
DVDs use mpeg2 compression, your camera and iMovie work in DV. iDVD can convert DV to mpeg2 without loosing quality at 4 to 1 ratio, meaning your 12 gig DV (standard 1 hour) will be compressed to 4 gigs and have the same quality (the remaining space on DVD will be used for menus and etc.). if you try to more than 1 hour video on standard 4.7 gig DVD disc, you'll sacrifice the quality.
the bottom-line is, forget about how many gigs your movie file is, its the duration, that counts.
1 hour movie – good quality DVD
2 hours movie – Bad quality DVD (unless you use 8.5 gig DL DVD+R)
08-23-2006, 01:13 AM #7
Well the movie I am reffering to is one I made in iMovie, at it is approx 81 minutes long. So its somewhere in the middle. But, iDVD will infact compress it to the proper size? But because of the size, I wil lose quality. My iBook does not have a DVD burner, and I am planning on buying a new portable in the coming months. The MacBook and the 15.4 MBP do not have dual layer drives.
Thank you for your help.
08-23-2006, 05:22 AM #8
when you make new project in iDVD it will display project info (see attached pic). there you can specify DVD type, compression and start dragging your movies to DVD menu. you'll see when disc gets full.
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