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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #1
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dvd studio pro not seeing m2v file after changes

So this is new and really weird. I have a short film that I've tweaked several times, each time having to go through the laborious process of exporting a QT ref mov from FCP, taking that ref mov into compressor to make an m2v, and AC3 for a DVD, refreshing/reimporting those m2v/ac3 files into DVD studio, building/formatting, and making an .img of the DVD (I don't burn directly from DVDSP as it doesn't let you control burn speed).

So this most recent time, I made a tiny change to the film, taking out about 3 seconds. I then exported a QT ref mov, brought into Compressor, make a new AC3 and m2v, and opened up the project in DVDSP. It says blah blah blah, assets have change refreshing.

So everything should be fine, right? Wrong.

Now DVDSP doesn't see anything in the movie after the exact point where I made the first new change. . .I either get a grey blankness when scrubbing through or it freezes on the last "good" frame, and that's all you see as it continues to play, while the audio is fine.

This is just playing on the timeline/track with DVDSP. . .does the same thing in simulate mode too.

Checked the exported QT ref mov. . it's fine. Checked the m2v file. . .it's fine. So it's DVDSP. It won't let me refresh that asset (greyed out). Can't figure this out. Anyone?
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Old November 26th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #2
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Don't use a reference file. Make a self-contained movie and it should work. The m2v file is not fine and it probably has a misaligned GOP.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 11:01 PM   #3
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I'll try that.. . but I've never had this before. Why even use ref movies at all if they're going to cause problems?
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Old November 27th, 2010, 10:24 AM   #4
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They usually don't except in Compressor when QuickCluster is selected.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #5
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What tab is that under? I will disable it and beat it to death with a rusty hammer.


Yeah, the self contained movie worked just fine. I still think it's lame I had to use it.
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Old November 27th, 2010, 04:09 PM   #6
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There was a corrupted render somewhere in your movie or something at the edit didn't translate to the reference file. It's very rare but it happens.
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