Before You Install DVD Studio Pro 4

This document contains system requirements and things to do before you install the application and its accompanying utilities, Compressor and Apple Qmaster. For the latest information, see the Late-Breaking News file, available from each application's Help menu, and visit the DVD Studio Pro website.
Minimum Hardware Requirements
• A Macintosh computer with a 733 megahertz (MHz) or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor (G5 required for HD authoring and playback)
• 8 megabytes (MB) of video memory (32 MB recommended)
• 512 MB of RAM (1 GB required for HD)
• AGP Quartz Extreme graphics card
• For application installation: DVD drive, 10 gigabytes (GB) of disk space
• For writing finished projects to disc: Apple SuperDrive or other DVD recorder
• For writing finished projects to a double-layer disc: a double-layer compatible recorder and double-layer media
• For transporting projects on tape to a replicator (suggested for DVD-9 projects): DLT drive
• For transporting projects on disc that contain copy-protection or dual-layer features to a replicator: authoring DVD drive
Minimum Software Requirements
• Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later
• QuickTime 7.0 or later
Source Material Requirements
• Edited video files in MPEG-1, MPEG-2, HDV, HD DVD-compliant H.264, or QuickTime format
• Edited audio files in PCM, AIFF, MPEG-1 Layer 2, AC-3, DTS, or QuickTime format
• Video creation or editing software, such as Final Cut Pro and Motion, or any video and audio editing programs that support QuickTime
Before Installing the Software
Make sure you do the following before you install the software:
• Turn off any security software that you may have installed on your computer.
• Turn off any virus-protection software that you may have installed on your computer.
• Upgrade Mac OS X and QuickTime, if necessary.