Anyway, I'm trying to avoid the dmconvert step, because as you can imagine, it takes a pretty substantial amount of time, especially since dmconvert is only using one processor. Ideally I'd just copy the .mv straight to my Mac, and have it encode into the DVD format in one step. But I can't seem to find any tool on the OS X side that'll directly read the .mv generated from dmrecord. I don't think it's a codec issue - my understanding is it's simply an SGI format vs. Quicktime format thing. But using dmconvert to merely change formats, as given in man, eg:
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dmconvert -f qt -p video -p audio in.mv out.mov
results in a huge uncompressed movie instead, and with the lengths of video I'm dealing with - are simply too large. Is there something I'm missing? Either a fast way to convert the jpeg compressed .mv file to something my Mac can use, or something on the Mac side that'll read the .mv file directly?
Thanks! I did a bunch of searching for this, but came up short.