fce 4 export questions

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ercw, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. ercw macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006
    I just got FCE 4 and I need some kind of general help that might save me lots of rendering experimenting time.

    -My footage is 1080i or 24p (Canon HV-20)

    Whether I render for youtube or DVD , I want the aspect ratio to be correct.
    (I dont care about the black space above and below the image)

    would it be better to render in 720p ? I already understand the difference between using "make a QT movie" and "use QT conversion"
    Until I get an HD Dvd burner, I'd like to get the best quality for regular SDV playback on a regular TV and obviously the best settings for rendering for youtube.

    I know it's a loaded question but if any of you more experienced folks outhere want to throw me a bone with your advice, I would be more than greatful.

  2. ppc_michael Guest


    Apr 26, 2005
    Los Angeles, CA
    Usually what I do is edit in the native format/resolution, then I create a sequence with the settings I want to convert to and drop the native sequence inside of the new "lower-rez" one. That takes care of much of the conversion, including the aspect ratio (assuming you want letterboxing, which is bad practice for DVDs but fine for YouTube).
  3. ercw thread starter macrumors regular

    May 4, 2006

    Thanks , that's good advice. Now, what do you mean by letterbox for DVD is bad practice?

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