I’m compressing a video (94 minutes) out of Final Cut but having compression issues. I’ve compressed using Compressor 3 times now which have created huge files (to big for a single sided DVD). I’ve read hear to compress my audio with AC3 compression, not AIFF. Can someone explain AC3 to me? Do I totally omit the AIFF from the compression qeue? I’ve been compressing with the built in 120 min preset which includes both the AIFF and the AC3 files. Again, do I not compress the AIFF at all? Then in DVDSP drop the AC3 in the audio track?
Lastly, Is there a “chart” or another resource that shows XXX minutes of video compressed at XXX CBR or XXX VBR takes up XXX space on a DVD? I’m tired of guessing how big the files will be after waiting 6-9 hours of compression time.