New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

Final Cut Pro Output Quality


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Corbs

 
Member Since: Aug 08, 2007
Posts: 8
Corbs is on a distinguished road

Corbs is offline
I am trying to mask out some information (SSN) on a screen captured avi file using FCP. I can mask out the information using a gaussian blur just fine, but when I go to save and recreate the video file, the final version looks like crap. It is no where near as crisp and clean as the original file. The rest of the text is barely readable. Can anyone help as this is supposed to be on the director's desk by noon tomorrow. The original file is 114mb and as sharp as a knife.

I have tried several ways - by exporting it thru QT Conversion back into an avi file, and I have also tried exporting it to Compressor as an mp4. But as I said, the quality just is not there.

Thanks in Advance, and remember to vote. Doesnt matter who you vote for, just vote for who you believe in!!

Shawn
QUOTE Thanks
xstep

 
xstep's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 25, 2005
Location: On the road
Posts: 3,231
xstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to allxstep is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid

xstep is offline
This geniusdv link might be helpful. I thought there was something like that in FCP, but I think that was for copying back to tape. You could look at your Sequence --> 'Settings...' and the 'Render Control' tab.

Also, I'd avoid using AVI files and would have converted it to something friendlier to FCP. It's just an opinion, but from seeing other messages, it seems using AVI files can cause problems.

You didn't say what format (AVI is generic) and size the original file is or what you were exporting to. Maybe either of those are issues. Also, the export bit rate you use has a large influence on quality.

As for voting, remember that many many people here are from many places around the world. Perhaps the majority of people reading your post don't have a vote tomorrow, assuming you are referring to the U.S. election.

CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iDVD problem please reply | Flip4Mac question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Final Cut Studio 2 install on MacBook Pro? klusmanp Movies and Video 2 06-19-2008 12:15 PM
The Final Word on Final Cut Pro on MB not MBP jrod81 OS X - Apps and Games 8 05-23-2008 09:41 PM
Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express.....whats the diffrence??? jamieemm OS X - Apps and Games 1 12-10-2006 11:55 AM
Final Cut Pro & HD also IMAC or PowerMAC?? Carve Movies and Video 1 09-21-2006 10:15 AM
Final Cut Pro Question lphoto Movies and Video 1 04-09-2006 04:58 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:22 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?