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Old October 5th, 2003, 04:16 PM   #1126
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You don't need or want to change resolution and audio if
possible at all. Leave that to the last option, unless you are
doing web broadcast. The trick is using a different codec. What
codec are you using now? Most people who want to retain
some quality but also have a high compression level choose
the Sorenson codec (the higher the version you have the
better).
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Old October 5th, 2003, 05:08 PM   #1127
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MPEG4 video will encode a lot faster than sorenson3, and a bit worse quality.

If you are still getting stuck on quicktime export then try looking for offline media. You will need to reconnect it. If you have offline media then the export will get stuck. Of course, this may not be your problem.

2- Doesn't your negative cutter want an Edit Decision List?
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Old October 5th, 2003, 05:36 PM   #1128
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Old October 5th, 2003, 11:49 PM   #1129
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Thanks for suggestments.
The reason I need it is that the negative cutter wants also a QT-file to create a tape to be able to control the EDL-list (which was created by CinemaTools). The same disire has also the Optical-lab, but one wants it in Betacam the other in VHS-format....:-)

The main problem is that for a very stupid reason I telecined originally on PAL, so I need to reconvert first everything in NTSC, and then create the tape.

I'll try now the other Codecs, maybe they will work better. I have still the whole night to go...

Thanks anyway for help
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Old October 6th, 2003, 06:54 AM   #1130
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Un-partitioning a Mac

I just trashed everything once and for all from my Classic environment and am wondering if there's a SAFE way to get rid of that partition as well. Any ideas? FCP is hungry...I need more space!
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Old October 6th, 2003, 07:08 AM   #1131
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iDVD updates

Hi - I've got iDVD 2 which came with my Mac when I bought it. I see on Apple.com that there is now a version 3. Is there a way for me to update from 2 to 3? On the Apple website I can see downlads to update from 2 to 2.1 and from 3 to 3.1 but nothing from 2 to 3. Is there a way of doing this?
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Old October 6th, 2003, 12:38 PM   #1132
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You have to purchase iDVD 3 separately (comes with the iLife suite) and then you can upgrade to 3.0.1.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 01:10 PM   #1133
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Have you checked the apple/support/discussion/osx forum - I think it's discussed there, including suggestions for how best to fully back up your material in OSX first.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 02:30 PM   #1134
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Repartitioning a drive also re-formats the entire drive. So back up everything on all partitions before doing that as you'll lose everything in the process.

Personally, I prefer to set aside a seperate partition for the operating system and applications. Files, which are constantly re-written and modified, will then only fragment one partition and leave the startup partition untouched.

With OS 10, the startup partition has to be fairly large. It seems the OS uses a great deal of space on the drive and I'm not exactly sure why. But I now set it up with at least two gigabytes of free space.

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Old October 6th, 2003, 05:24 PM   #1135
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If your version of iDVD works, I would not upgrade. A lot of folks have problems with the newer version.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 06:32 PM   #1136
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Thanks, guys. I originally had Classic on a partition with 5Gb, then OSX on the big part of the partition.

Since I can't simply swallow up the 5Gb partition without reformatting the entire drive, I'll just leave it there and designate that 5Gb for photos only.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 07:04 PM   #1137
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Apple's Soundtrack is way cool!!!

I love Soundtrack! I think it offers a lot of valuable music solutions that were never quite available before for the average NLE editor. I found creating music with Soundtrack rather easy and a lot of fun to boot!

Here's a brief sample clip of one groove I created during my first encounter with Soundtrack - without even having to read the manual or consult any help files. It was still a lot of fun to create hehehe
http://noisybrain.com/apple/soundtra...ple_100503.mov

This makes me want to figure out how to create my own Soundtrack samples with my guitar.

http://www.apple.com/soundtrack

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Old October 6th, 2003, 07:51 PM   #1138
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Check out the discussion forum at apple to get an idea of the problems to which Glenn refers. The other side of the story is someone like myself, who have only owned a camcorder since the beginning of July. I have had very few problems with either iMovie or iDVD and all have been solved - most of them by ensuring as much hard drive space free as possible and by storing projects not in use on an external firewire drive. And I'm working on a Powerbook with only 60GB of hard drive space total.
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Old October 6th, 2003, 07:55 PM   #1139
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It can be kind of cool to play with. I immediately recognized your work as samples from Soundtrack, so it does kind of stick out.

Not too long ago a friend of mine and I were riding our bikes around when we decided to tool around on the ol' Hutch BMX. I decided to video tape it with no planning whatsoever with the XL1 and 3X wide angle lens (no tripod or anything). I used Soundtrack to do the music. Check it out:

Click here to download. Quicktime. 16.8 MB
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Old October 7th, 2003, 03:26 AM   #1140
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Okay, thanks - I'll stick with 2.1 - it seems adequate.
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