Final Cut Pro: how to output at a higher quality

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  1. mingspace macrumors member

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    Right now, when I compress to a MPEG-2 or 4 the quality is lower than what I see in FCP. How do I output to a file at higher quality?
     
  2. The Void macrumors regular

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    That's what 'compressing' does! If you want uncompressed, full quality, File>Export to Quicktime Movie>Options>DV (PAL/NTSC/whatever, whichever you prefer).

    If you want 'better compression', then you'll have to experiment with codecs, bitrate settings etc etc.

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  3. topgun072003 macrumors 6502

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    I learned this yesterday in class...who would have thought class...I knew it was a good idea to go. :D
     
  4. canicus macrumors newbie

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    outputting from FCPro

    Compression, to echo the other user's posting, is a quality x file size game. A pretty standard way to make MPG2's is to use FCPro's Compressor if you're outputting the MPG2 for a DVD. Pick Best Quality 90 min. for both audio & video, unless your sequence is longer than 90 min. of course. You should always use 2-pass VBR which I think is automatically selected in the above setting, it takes longer to encode but yields better results. Good luck.
     
  5. mingspace thread starter macrumors member

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    Well I need it in a format that will upload on youtube, so yes, it will be compressed a little. But it compresses too much! I've seen higher quality vids on youtube. How do they do that?
     
  6. mingspace thread starter macrumors member

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    Is MPG2 always going to be a very low quality video compared to the originally no matter how I do it? I just hope its only slightly lower, not completely low.... Like I said, I'd like to put it on youtube, and if its low already, youtube will compress it even more so it will be even worse.
     
  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    streaming video by definition shoudl not be high quality.

    h.264 maybe

    but you aint putting that on youtube.
     
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    h.264

    320 x 240

    100 MB file size (well more or less)
     
  9. mingspace thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I'll try this when I get home.
     
  10. mingspace thread starter macrumors member

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    Where do you adjust the 320 x 240 and file size?
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I don't use Final Cut Pro so I wouldn't be able to help. :(
     

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