Best output format for a Mac user?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Jon Gilchrist, Jul 15, 2003.

  1. I shot some video of a party and want to give a copy to a friend who
    was there. He's moving to the UK in August, and he uses a Mac.

    Because he's moving, I want it to be in a physically small format (ie,
    a cd-r/dvd would be better than a tape, as it's smaller).

    Because he's going to be in the UK, I expect that VHS tapes would be
    next to useless as he'll have PAL over there and I can't make a PAL

    I can burn a VCD/SVCD, but I don't know if he can view that on a Mac.
    Would he be able to view it on a standalone DVD player in the UK?
    What would I have to do special when authoring it?

    I don't have a dvd burner, but might be able to get access to one.
    What would my options be with some recordable dvd format?

    The video is probably between 30 and 40 minutes long, shot on miniDV.

    Any advice on what would be an effective format would be welcome.

    Flames will be tolerated.


    Jon Gilchrist

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    Jon Gilchrist, Jul 15, 2003
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    Joe Sacher Guest

    I would use a fairly high rate Quicktime and write it onto an ISO-9660 CD.
    You should be able to get good quality for a 40 minute video into 700 Mb.
    If I think up anything nasty to say, I'll reply later.
    Joe Sacher, Jul 15, 2003
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    MonyX Guest

    With either DVD studio pro or idvd authoring software you can select PAL
    output for a dvd but i would not bother as it would play fine on
    computers, just burn it as region free (this the default in iDVD)

    with cd you're not going to be gaining much over a normal VCD quality as
    MPEG1 VCD holds about 1 hour only - if you wanted it play in dvd players
    then it needs to be standard VCD as Toast Titanium burns.
    MonyX, Jul 16, 2003
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    grinner Guest

    A quicktime or an mpeg1 will be fine.

    grinner, Jul 20, 2003
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