animation HD:photo JPEG into FCE suffers Quality loss

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by curlyartgirl, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. curlyartgirl macrumors newbie

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    I am a FCE Newbie. I need to import an animation into FCE as well as some photos, and HD camera footage.

    The animation that I have is a stock animation of the earth.
    It is a 3D rendering, Source codec: is HD: Photo JPEG, high definition, widescreen video in quicktime.move format.

    when I export my work to a quicktime movie the quality suffers. when my client opens the movie, he says the quality is really bad. I need help or perhaps a point in the right direction.
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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  3. curlyartgirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am importing it into final cut express then exporting the whole thing to a quicktime self contained mov
     
  4. MrLatte23 macrumors regular

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    What are the settings for the movie...

    What codec? Does it look fine on screen in FCE? If it does and you're compressing the video to email to the client or giving them anything less than full Res, they should understand that it's a less than perfect copy. There are many variables that could produce less than desirable results, such as: what's the sequence codec and the export codec.? Does everything look bad or just the stock animation? Is it NTSC of PAL? Progressive or interlaced? There are lots of little things that could make a good movie go bad.

    Sometimes Photo JPEG isn't the best for use in an editor. Try transcoding it. to a different codec.
     

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