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I finally got a decent DVD that plays OK but the... 2,327 Views / 1 Replies  
I finally got a decent DVD that plays OK but the quality isn't quite what it was with my old setup. The image quality looks a little softer to me, and the edges of objects aren't as sharp as I feel...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jan 30, 2008 at 02:29 PM, in Applications
How does Toast compare to iDVD for DVD authoring?... 764 Views / 15 Replies  
How does Toast compare to iDVD for DVD authoring? If I'm having problems with blurriness in iDVD, is Toast a worthy alternative?
Posted by Obi Wan, on Nov 16, 2007 at 05:23 PM, in Applications
There are only a couple of upgrades to 4.0 from... 1,445 Views / 17 Replies  
There are only a couple of upgrades to 4.0 from 3.5 and they took Soundtrack out of the bundle, so it you bought 3.5 you actually might be better off. The only real advantage to 4.0 over 3.5 is that...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Nov 16, 2007 at 04:16 PM, in Applications
Blurry video in iDVD 2,327 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all! I've been doing lots of video work in Final Cut Express 3.5 and attempted to burn DVDs of my work in iDVD. Every time I burn a new disc it's always the same - stills (like in a slide show)...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Nov 16, 2007 at 04:00 PM, in Applications
If anyone else has a problem with something like... 1,154 Views / 1 Replies  
If anyone else has a problem with something like this, I recommend checking out this link about the Apple Repair Extension Program.

Apple - Support - iMac G5 Repair Extension Program for Video and...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Oct 11, 2006 at 09:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
iMac shuts down when it goes to sleep 1,154 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi everybody. I'm having a bit of trouble with my iMac. First of all, it's a G5 with 2.0 GB of facory installed RAM, and running OSX 10.4. I bought it barely used from a friend and when I first...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Oct 6, 2006 at 08:17 AM, in Mac Desktops
thanks 938 Views / 5 Replies  
I seem to have answered my own question. Quicktim 7 no longer supports export to mpeg2. :err:

While I find this to be SUPER lame, my only course of action seems to be to pony up the cash for...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Sep 5, 2006 at 05:45 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
FCE cashes when exporting mpeg2 938 Views / 5 Replies  
I recently finished the first Final Cut Express project that I've done with this computer (I used to use it on a G4 with no problems) and every time I attempt to export the FCE project as an mpeg2...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Sep 4, 2006 at 01:55 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Thanks for the info. I'm at work now and not at... 4,176 Views / 3 Replies  
Thanks for the info. I'm at work now and not at my Mac, so I can't check on everything, but my audio was set at 16 bit and there were not any time code breaks. I tried the capture again, this time...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jan 3, 2006 at 09:13 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Audio/Video Out of Sync in Final Cut Express 4,176 Views / 3 Replies  
Sometimes when I capture video from my miniDV camera into FC Express the audio and video gets out of sync. Sometimes the video and audio is perfect but sometimes it's pretty far off and gets farther...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jan 2, 2006 at 04:02 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
iTunes, crashes, OSX, etc. 523 Views / 2 Replies  
Yesterday, I attempted to open iTunes, and it gave me the "this application has unexpectedly quit" message. I tried it again again and got the same thing, so I figured a restart was in order.

I...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Nov 15, 2003 at 06:48 PM, in macOS
external hard drive disappears 509 Views / 0 Replies  
I don't know if this is the best place to post this, since it's possibly an OSX question more so than an eMac question, but I'll give it a shot.

My computer recently crashed and I hard to reload...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Nov 15, 2003 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Reversing clips in Final Cut Express 544 Views / 0 Replies  
I was doing some editing and I wanted to copy a clip that I had, then reverse it, so the action in the clip looked like it went forwards, then immediately backwards. I tried to use the "Reverse"...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Oct 3, 2003 at 09:00 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Final Cut Express "unexpectedly quit" 628 Views / 0 Replies  
Last night I attempted to export a Final Cut movie that was shot in 16x9 to a 4x3 mpeg-2 as discussed in this thread (http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=178374).

Anyway, it almost...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Sep 24, 2003 at 09:53 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Never mind...I think I answered my own question... 603 Views / 2 Replies  
Never mind...I think I answered my own question with a little help from this thread. http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=163551&highlight=aspect+ratio

I think I must have encoded...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Sep 23, 2003 at 10:24 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Aspect Ratio Problem 603 Views / 2 Replies  
Yesterday I was putting together a DVD of some footage I shot at my mom's birthday party. She wanted to see it, so I figured I'd throw it on a disc for her. I've made several discs now using DVD...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Sep 23, 2003 at 09:05 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Thanks guys. Yeah, tr, I've been posting a lot... 692 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks guys. Yeah, tr, I've been posting a lot around here, trying to get all the facts so I can make a good decision about what I need to do about this. Right now I'm leaning towards the "screw...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 19, 2003 at 02:27 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
DVD Studio Pro Question 692 Views / 4 Replies  
I recently purchased DVD Studio Pro to run on my eMac. Unfortunately, I bought an external DVD drive, and as you may or may not know, Apple's DVD Player software doesnt' work with an external drive....
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 19, 2003 at 08:29 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Anyone in the NC area? 724 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey folks, I'm looking to replace my CD-RW drive in my eMac with a DVD-RW drive so I can use Apple's DVD Player with my current setup. I stupidly bought a Firewire DVD-RW drive, not knowing that DVD...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 18, 2003 at 06:08 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Linky no worky. Is there another link to... 2,290 Views / 13 Replies  
Linky no worky.

Is there another link to this around somewhere?

I'm also curious about the CRT. Obviously by asking that, I display the fact that I don't know jack about the internal...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 18, 2003 at 12:41 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Thanks Javahead! Looks like I've got me some... 943 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks Javahead! Looks like I've got me some repair work to do!
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 18, 2003 at 10:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm still a little concerned with doing this... 943 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm still a little concerned with doing this replacement myself, considering that I tried to add some RAM into my machine a while back, and stripped the crappy screw that held the panel on, and I...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 17, 2003 at 04:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks! I think I'm gonna give it a shot. I... 782 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks! I think I'm gonna give it a shot. I found a pretty nice tutorial on replacing the drive on an eMac, and it doesn't look too hard.

Thanks again!:thumbsup:
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 16, 2003 at 08:20 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Wow! Thanks so much Javahead! I thought that... 943 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow! Thanks so much Javahead! I thought that would work, but I figured I'd ask. I wonder why they told me I'd have to buy a special one from Apple. Bizarre.

Thanks again!
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 14, 2003 at 07:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
Replacing eMac's CD drive with Superdrive 943 Views / 5 Replies  
I'm interested in adding a Superdrive to my eMac, as I found out the hard way that Apple's DVD Player software doesn't work with external DVD-RW drives. (See my other question about an external DVD...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 13, 2003 at 06:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I actually hadn't tried that one before... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
I actually hadn't tried that one before rjenkinson, but it didn't work either. I got a "Patch Not Apply" message, which, while grammatically kind of humorous, wasn't what I wanted to see.

Maybe...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 13, 2003 at 05:29 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I think I already tried that one, but I'll give... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
I think I already tried that one, but I'll give it a shot. I know I tried 3 different patches that were all suppsoed to fix it, but none of them did. I'll check it out. Thanks!

I just got off...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 13, 2003 at 01:51 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Thanks so much for all your help, Icruise. I... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks so much for all your help, Icruise. I still can't get anything to work. I'm just going to have somebody install a superdrive and send the external drive back. It seems like it's going to be...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 13, 2003 at 08:44 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I don't know what's up with this. I installed... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
I don't know what's up with this. I installed DVD Player using Pacifist into my Applications folder. That should be good enough I'd think. I don't really know what else to try.

Man, this is...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 10:16 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I tried this technique, and the image appears as... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
I tried this technique, and the image appears as a CD-RW titled DVD Enabler. I still can't open DVD Player. The icon appears in the Dock, then just goes away. I ttried opening the files using the...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 07:17 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Sorry, man. As you can tell by my minute post... 782 Views / 5 Replies  
Sorry, man. As you can tell by my minute post count, I'm new around here. Didn't realize that was frowned upon. Not be obnoxious or anything, but I've gotten different pieces of information from...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 03:55 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Thanks Icruise! That sounds great. I'd love a... 938 Views / 13 Replies  
Thanks Icruise! That sounds great. I'd love a copy of that file. I have Toast, and I had actually used Pacifist to load DVD Player onto my hard drive, so I'm half way there I guess.

I'm not...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 12:20 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
DVD Studio Pro - external DVD-RW drive 782 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey everybody! I posted this same question over in the eMac forum, but I thought I might get some answers here, since this problem pretains to video as well.

I recently have been tinkering with...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 11:55 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
External DVD Drive question 938 Views / 13 Replies  
Hi everyone! I originally posted this over in the eMac and iMac forum, but figured I might get some answers here as well, as this question pretains to external hardware.

I recently have been...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 11:51 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
eMac external DVD drive question 552 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey everybody! Newbie with a question here.

I recently have been tinkering with the idea of an videography business. I have an eMac, and figured with some additional RAM, that it was good enough...
Posted by Obi Wan, on Jun 12, 2003 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
 
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