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Old June 13th, 2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Compressor (disappearing m2v)

I edited a film together in FCP (6.0.6) and when I was done I exported it out to compressor where I chose "DVD: Best Quality 90 minutes" under the DVD group. I then dragged and dropped "Dolby Digital Professional 2.0 (ac3), and the MPEG-2 2.6Mbps 2-pass (m2v) presets up to the top area and hit submit.

Everything seemed to be going fine until it was done (about 5 hours later) and when I went to burn the files in DVD Studio Pro there was only the ac3 file on my m2v to be found!.....I thought I must have done something wrong so I did it all over again making doubly sure to drag the m2v setting to the top area (don't know the name for this area but I know I am dragging it to the correct place), but again when it was done (5 hours later) only the ac3 was there.

Compressor seems to be creating the m2v file because it takes forever and it says "compressor processing" and shows the frames going up numerically as it's working. I can even see the actual m2v file starting on my HD but when I come back and look after it's done only the ac3 is left.

Any ideas?

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Old June 17th, 2011, 05:30 AM   #2
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Re: Compressor (disappearing m2v)

If you are using source as destination and going from your timeline it will render to the root directory of your Macintosh Hd drive (your system drive).

Check there.
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