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  • Creating a DVD from MC on a mac.

    Posted by Dan Crouch on December 2, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Please can anyone help.
    I need to make a DVD from a sequence I have made in Avid, MC8.3.1.
    The problem is I am using a new Mac which has no DVD player / write.

    Can anyone please advise me on the best way to solve this.
    I assume a desktop USB DVD burner is the answer, but don’t know anythng about these.

    Thanks in advance,
    Dan.

    Shane Ross replied 8 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Shane Ross

    December 2, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Not much to know…just get this:

    https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD564LL/A/apple-usb-superdrive

    Plug it in via USB, and any DVD authoring software will work. Or get a BluRay burner and be future proof.

    Shane
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  • Dan Crouch

    December 2, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Thansks for the post Ross.
    Can I ask which dvd burning software you would recommend?

    Thanks again for the help,
    Dan.

  • Dan Crouch

    December 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Can I ask also if the Apple one is the best, there seems to be a few alternatives.

    Thanks again!
    Dan.

  • Shane Ross

    December 2, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Might be the best one for Mac compatibility. I’m not positive, as I haven’t tested others. I have this drive myself for the two mac minis and two MB Airs in the house.

    As for DVD authoring software, I still use DVD SP…but I know Toast is the better third party option…

    Shane
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    Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def

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