My First DVD

I went down to the PMUG offices tonight to use the SuperDrive in an iMac/800 there to burn my first DVD.

It was a 10 minute movie of three of the iMovies from the iMovie Class I helped teach in October. I had saved the DV movie ahead of time, which was ~2gb in size.

Moving the 2gb over firewire took about 16 minutes. Making the DVD project in iDVD took 2 minutes (I didn’t get fancy).

Encoding the movie into MPEG-2 video took 30 minutes. The resultant media was about 600mb.

Burning the DVD took about 6 minutes. I burned two just to keep one as a backup.

And it even works in my Toshiba SD-9100 player!