Okay, really confused! New to FCP, Ive not the luxury of FCP7 experience to draw from. How the hell do I create dvd menus with the appropriate buttons / windows backgrounds etc in FCPX or Motion 5 or Compressor? With the demise of DVD studio what is in it's place? Getting nervous now as ive a project to complete very soon and was hoping that FCPX was going to be the magic bullet app. Am I missing something obvious here?
Nope your not missing anything. You can create your DVD in iDVD or use the share function in Final Cut Pro X, with both programs you are limited to the DVD Templates. If you want more control on your DVD Authoring you can use DVD Studio Pro 4 (Purchasable with the Previous Version of Final Cut Studio) or you can use Adobe Encore 5.5 (this also allows you to author Bluray discs)
Hopefully this info helps. Sorry about FCPX not doing what you want.
That is tough. If you don't have DVD Studio Pro, I'm not sure what to recommend. I don't believe iDVD does 24fps DVDs though, if you shot in 24. You may want to look into Toast 11. If you're a musician, judging by your profile picture, iDVD doens't do 5.1 sound. Toast does. It's affordable and worth it.
Thanks for the suggestions all. For the time being I think I will finish the project in FCPX (which I am getting used to, still learning though) and export it via Compressor to a Windoze laptop where I have Sony DVD architect. It's a work around a least but im angry that I waited and waited for FCPX and didnt spend out on FCP studio. I bought a brand new 27' iMac, maxed out with RAM and CPU / GPU too so I was set up for production. I feel let down by Apple tbh.
You don't need to buy the entire creative suite to get encore, but you do have to purchase Premiere Pro (which is about 1/2 the price of the suite). They also have a special running to customers that are "switching" from FCP to Premiere, so maybe grab encore now even if you're not switching. I tried Premiere for a while and it's awful. I absolutely hate Encore too, but it's the only option if I want to burn Blu-Ray. I wish apple would get their act together and give us a Blu-Ray authoring solution. Literally ANYTHING would be better than Encore. But at least it does the job......... Eventually.
Hi, I'm new around here but wonder if anyone out there can help me. I have just bought a new iMac with 2.8 Quad-Core i7 processor and FCPX. I also have DVD Studio Pro 4 which I bought at the time you could get it on its own. I am given to understand that DVDSP will no longer work with the latest OS and intel processors, so how do I author a DVD with interactive menu. I still have an older iMac and DVDSP works on that. I don't really want to use the built-in menu options. If there is no alternative without transferring files between computers, what is the best method of transferral to maintain original quality? Thanks.
Apple's not got a great track record on DVD support, much less Blu Ray. But an third party sure could clean up here with simply the right tools at the right price. Nothing over bloated, nothing to novice.
There are a variety of DVD authoring programs in the Mac App Store but it's debatable as to the feature set and quality. Some support Subtitles for example so assume there's some attempt at professional features.
DVD Studio Pro 4.2.1 runs SUPER GREAT on this configuration:
A Mac Pro (Mid 2010) tower
Processor: 2 x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Memory: 22 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC
Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
Running OS X El Capitan, Ver 10.11.6
This older computer (but configured for power - 64 or 128 GB Memory Max) works great. Probably because it has the 'motherboard' components that DVDSP responds to.