[MacDV] Re: External FW DVD-RW & DVDSP

Thubten Kunga Kunga at FutureMedia.org
Mon Jan 13 15:12:14 PST 2003

Really?!?!? That is outrageous. This is the first I've heard of that. I 
can't believe there isn't something in the preferences to fix that. 
Have you discussed this with DVDSP Technical support people?


On Monday, January 13, 2003, at 02:22  PM, Ira Flatow wrote:

>> From: Thubten Kunga <Kunga at FutureMedia.org>
>> Message-Id: <665D3697-2734-11D7-8D11-003065E5AA00 at FutureMedia.org>
>> Yes DVDSP works with external DVD-R drives. But for less than that
>> $1,000, you can sell your TiBook 800 and buy the GHz 12" APB 
>> SuperDrive
>> for $2,000 or the 15" TiPB for $2800 and get to use iDVD3 with it.
>> That's what I would do if I were you.
>> This route will probably only cost you a few hundred dollars to
>> graduate to the 15" SuperDrive TiPB. Plus you'll be faster and won't
>> have to be asking these questions about Retrospect Express.
>> k
> This doesn't work, in my experience! I have an iMac FP, CD-R and an 
> external
> FW drive, DVD-RW.  Yes, I can run DVDSP but you can't PREVIEW your 
> work as
> you work on it, i.e. You can't see how your work is progressing!  When
> trying to PREVIEW you get an error message saying that you need an 
> internal
> drive to make this work.  And in my experience, not being able to 
> your work while editing is like editing in the blind.
> So it almost makes the setup worthless...
> I, too, was considering swapping out the internal drive.
> ----------------------------
> Ira Flatow

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