800 mghz imac dvd performance
September 24, 2002 4:17AM
Current Mac Hardware
edited January 2014
Have any of you that purchased an 800mghz imac burned any dvds? How long did each step of the process take?
Reply 1 of 11
September 24, 2002 4:42AM
it depends how long your movie is
Reply 2 of 11
i can't believe it's not butter
September 24, 2002 4:12PM
Yep, this is the best place for advice EVAR.
Reply 3 of 11
September 24, 2002 5:01PM
Since the SuperDrive is a 2X write speed, it should theoterically take half the duration of your movie to write. Of course, it'll be longer because of anything iDVD needs to do before or after use, but that's a good estimate.
Reply 4 of 11
September 24, 2002 10:01PM
Man all I wanted was for someone who actually has a 800 mghz imac and has burned a dvd to say hey i made a however minute long movie it took x amount of time to encode and then x amount of time to burn to dvd. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
Reply 5 of 11
September 24, 2002 11:21PM
[quote]Originally posted by iMud:
<strong>Man all I wanted was for someone who actually has a 800 mghz imac and has burned a dvd to say hey i made a however minute long movie it took x amount of time to encode and then x amount of time to burn to dvd. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>
Do you have this iMac or what? If you do...then just burn it and find out. Someone needs to do it first, might as well be you..... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Reply 6 of 11
September 25, 2002 1:03AM
well, the reason why no one has posted a reply of the nature "it took x minutes to do each part" is that it would be totally worthless.
aside from the burning time of the DVD (which is half the length of the movie) the rest is up to you.
do you want the time to make a DVD including how long you recorded images on your DV camera?
how long you spent in iMovie making clips?
how many hours or minutes you spent editing?
how much time you spent preparing your iDVD?
each and every one of those is completely subjective, and unlikely to remain constant between projects.
Reply 7 of 11
September 25, 2002 1:51AM
x minutes? you mean X minutes? ...10 minutes!... <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
Reply 8 of 11
September 25, 2002 8:25AM
The 800 iMac I used to own would take about an hour to encode an hour of video, and then a half hour to burn it. iDVD does background encoding, though, so if you take an hour or two to CREATE the DVD, it could be a LOT less. Because of background encoding I would drop all of my movies into the DVD, let them start encoding, walk away from my computer, then edit the DVD to look how I wanted later...
Reply 9 of 11
September 25, 2002 2:32PM
Yeah, plan on a couple hours anyway. I've burned a bunch of 90 minute DVDs on this iMac and it usually takes a couple hours. And Toadie is exactly right about the encoding. I had a template set up so I would throw new media into iDVD and start burning almost immediately so it would have to encode it all from scratch and it takes a couple hours. The more data is encoded by the time you burn it, the less time it will take.
Reply 10 of 11
September 25, 2002 2:50PM
Thanks Toadie and Xaqtly, you guys told me exactley what I wanted to know.
Reply 11 of 11
September 25, 2002 6:37PM
I have burned a lot of DVD's on my iMac and if you max the 60 minutes and add motion menus then the burning time will be extended. It took about 75 minutes to burn the last DVD I created.