DVD Studio Pro: Burning Issues and SD DVD

Creating SD DVD content using DVD Studio Pro is very easy. DVD Studio Pro is one of the most powerful DVD authoring applications available at the moment. This is included with Final Cut Pro and makes it really easy to create professional DVDs, which can be played in a regular DVD player.

Step 1: Exporting Videos

If you are using Final Cut Pro, then you will need to export your video in MPEG-2 format. This will make it possible to import it easily into DVD Studio Pro. To export your video, click the "File" menu and select "Export". Then, choose Quick time to bring up the export popup window. In the dialog box which appears, select MPEG 2 in the format menu at the bottom of the screen.

If you are not able to export in MPEG 2, then this could be because DVD studio is not installed and using a genuine license code. You will also be unable to use the MPEG encoder on anything older than a G4 processor.

In the options box, you can select the aspect ratio, video system and decide whether or not audio will be saved. If you are using audio in your clip, then you should ensure that the audio is saved.

Step 2: Testing Export

It takes a long time and a lot of disk space to export your videos and encode them in MPEG. It's a good idea to test a small section of the video before exporting the whole thing. This will ensure that you don't end up wasting too much time.

Step 3: Re-Encoding Audio

If you selected the save audio option when creating your MPEG 2 file, you will also have an AIFF file. It's possible to import AIFF files directly into DVD Studio Pro, however, you will save space if you convert into an AC3 file first.

Step 4: Creating DVD

Now you are ready to author your DVD. DVD Studio Pro is ultimately a DVD authoring application. This is used to mix together audio and video tracks. It's also possible to use this application to create interactive menus to make your DVD look much more professional.

The first thing that you need to do is set up all of the assets in your project by importing them. Click on the import button and select all of the media that you want to use in your project.

DVD Studio Pro cannot be used to create any content. The only purpose of this application is to arrange content which has been made using Final Cut Studio or other applications.

Drag the assets from the asset window and onto the timeline where you want them to appear. It's also possible to adjust the duration of each clip.

Step 5: Preview and Burn

Click the simulate button at the top of the screen to see what your project will look like. If you are happy with it, click the burn button to burn it to a blank DVD disc.

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