Best export quality iMovie -->FCE

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by CmdrLaForge, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi

    I have a question regarding the best export options from iMovie or Motion into Final Cut Express.

    I am using Final Cut Express for all my DV editing but sometimes I create sequences in iMovie because I like to new themes and I use them in my FCE projects.

    If I export the movie as a DV project and then import into FCE the quality is by far not as good as in iMovie.

    Therefore my question --> which export option should and settings should I use?

    In addition I am using Motion for short sequences and I am importing the Motion file directly into FCE. Here as well the quality is not that good. What should I do here?

    Thanks a lot for your feedback
    Cheers
    LaForge
     
  2. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

    Texas04

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    Final Cut Express should allow you to just open your iMovie project file.

    Just go file open, and click on your iMovie project. As far as motion goes I am not sure, but DV should be the best quality to export to.. not sure why it wouldn't be.
     
  3. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

    CmdrLaForge

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    Hi,

    thanks for your feedback. I will try to open the iMovie file and use it as a sequenz in the other project - that could work.

    DV colorspace is 4:1:1 and as a compressed format not the best option. Any other ideas?

    Cheers
    LaForge
     

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