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Old July 30th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #1
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FCPX to Toast for DVD / Blu-Ray - Discs Skipping

Fairly new to FCPX (switched from Premiere > Encore about 4 months ago) and to create my discs I am sharing my file from X via Pro Res 422 then burning the optical discs using latest version of Toast.

The discs play on my blu-ray player but 50% of my recent batch (first batch of discs sent since moving to this setup) have said the discs either do not play or freeze/skip. (They tried playing in computer, DVD and Xbox players -- but each disc that was sent back to me played in my Blu-Ray and computer).

I almost never (99% success rate) had this with Encore for authoring discs.

Has anyone had this experience with Toast and X?

I understand there is a option to create discs from X (however the menu graphics are limited that is the only reason I did not use them from the beginning) that I will try, just looking for some feedback from you fine group of people first :)

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Old July 31st, 2015, 12:03 AM   #2
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Two things that caused what you described in the past for me were:
1. Burning too fast. No faster than DVD 8x.
2. Too high of a bit rate.

Older set top dvd players can't handle either of those things

Btw toast does a crap job encoding Compressor is superior.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 09:42 AM   #3
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Pete, thanks for the tip about speed and Compressor.

I created 3 sets of discs last night using the Share > DVD and Blu-Ray option in FCPX.

The graphical aspect is less desirable than Encore (full screen photo with custom menu) and even Toast, but if they play then bonus, we win.
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Old July 31st, 2015, 09:43 AM   #4
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Two things that caused what you described in the past for me were:
1. Burning too fast. No faster than DVD 8x.
2. Too high of a bit rate.

Older set top dvd players can't handle either of those things

Btw toast does a crap job encoding Compressor is superior.
What would be a suitable bit rate for DVD and Blu-Ray?
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Old July 31st, 2015, 01:27 PM   #5
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I would imagine also any small handycam type camera would struggle to return decent footage from a dimly lit evening reception.
For dvd 9 Mbs is the accepted limit. I like to play it safe use 8 as my ceiling. I haven't burned a bluray in a while so I don't know the bit rate.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 03:37 PM   #6
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Re: FCPX to Toast for DVD / Blu-Ray - Discs Skipping

Thanks... in FCPX, where is the bitrate settings?

I don't see those options and google search didn't help :(

Also couldn't find how to change the write speed in X.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 05:22 PM   #7
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Re: FCPX to Toast for DVD / Blu-Ray - Discs Skipping

I have only done this once so far but I had DVDs that were skipping and stuttering. The solution was to create a disc image from the file and then use that to create the DVD using Toast. It's a while since I did it and I am not at my computer so I cannot explain the steps just now but definitely give it a look
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 11:07 AM   #8
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Seems like Toast was the culprit.

Ive since burned directly from X and so far, so good (cross yer fingers!)

Thanks.
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Old November 3rd, 2015, 02:24 PM   #9
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Usually it's the burning speed that causes problems. You can pick a slower burning speed in Toast but not in FCPX or Compressor. That said, I have never had a problem with BluRay discs directly out of FCPX or Compressor. Sometimes with Toast but those problems happen usually during the burn and the disc is ruined.
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