Highest quality Photo import FCPX

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by deckitout, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. deckitout macrumors newbie

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    Is there any advantage to resizing images to 1920 1080 when importing into FCPX as opposed to letting FCPX resize the images.

    Secondly do you get better quality if importing Tiffs/PSD's than jpegs

    Thanks for any help

    Phil
     
  2. RCAFBrat macrumors regular

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    I can't offer anything with respect to image "quality" but would suggest leaving photos at original resolution since this will allow you to crop and do ken burns effects (pan & zoom) within FCPX.
     
  3. deckitout thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a fair point, I just wasn't sure if say Photoshop would do a better job of sizing down as opposed to FCPX
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    FCP X does a fine job at resizing....its a very important aspect of it.

    Import 16-bit TIFF's....you want the best quality prior to output...in my experience TIFF's are the way to go, JPEGs are fine if you have no alternative but why limit yourself? If your working in 10-bit (which you are unless you select 8-bit uncompressed which is pointless) then your JPEG's are already inferior, not that it'll show right away but again 16-bit TIFF's are better. Do your work in your photo editor and export TIFF's. I never import JPEGs or even PSD's or RAW files like CR2, or NEF....
     

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