Friday, February 22, 2008

Get on with it!

Would everyone reading this please leave a comment saying, "Oi, slothface! Get off your arse and do the second draft of your steampunk script!"

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Final Cut, Windows Vista, and my declining mental health

Fatal, the short film I made with Piers last December, is *this close* to being ready. Our only remaining impediment is getting the aspect ratio right.

The problem is, Piers' copy of Final Cut Pro is unable to export the project in any aspect ratio except 4:3. So he took his exported project, imported it into iMovie, and exported it from there in 16:9. So far so good. I then copied the disc image to my Windows Vista laptop and burned a DVD. Which, when played on the DVD player, froze about ten seconds in. We burned a second copy. That one also sank into the swamp. So we make a third one. That one burned down, fell over, then sank into the swamp.

Our working theory is that iMovie (or possibly the DVD authoring software) is adding some copy protection and/or identification data that's confusing the DVD player. Anyone got any ideas? There's a pint in it for you.