Is it possible to compress 60 GB of HD video enough to fit on a regular DVD?

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  1. Ghostrider4450

    Ghostrider4450 New Member

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    I have a spring break video thats 41 minutes long, and the uncompressed video is about 60 Gigs. As a critial oversight on my part I created my project in HD, and I want to try and get it on a regular DVD without having to redo the whole project in SD. Any ideas?
     
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    are you trying to burn this as a DVD or as data.

    if your trying to burn a DVD then it should be able to be compressed with toast or popcorn.

    if your burning it as data i dont know of anyway to compress 60gb down to 4.7 gb :eek3:
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    what actual format is the video in? like the file extension

    if all else fails, you might be able to go old school and somehow output the video by some analog means and record it to dvd
     
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    Ahh thanks guys. I have an external HD so no need to burn the actual data. Do you think Toast will be able to compress the video onto a 4.7Gb dvd? If so then ill try that route. I have compressor which came with FCP, so that could be a viable option.
     
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    technically, you can compress 11ty to a dvd....

    It may be one giant pixel, though ;)
     
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    4.7GB DVDs can store around 2 hours of video or something like that. You should be able to do it, it will only display 480p i believe so you might as well shrink the resolution.
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    1. Open iDVD
    2. Place video file into iDVD
    3. Encode and burn to DVD

    That should be all you have to do. I took about 2 hours of HD footage and iDVD compressed and burned (with menus) no problem.
     
  8. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    do you happen to have dvd studio pro as well?

    if you have compressor...
    in the FCP assets tab thingie, click only on the final sequence, then right click, and choose "export with compressor"
    when compressor launches choose "DVD 90 minutes best - All" as the preset, it'll give you an mpeg2 and aiff audio file that you can make the dvd with.
    then just choose a destination, and hit submit, then wait however long it takes,..
    open up dvd studio pro, and import the m2v and aiff files and make your dvd...
     

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