How do I get the best video quality from Final Cut Pro?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ckfoot01, May 26, 2009.

  1. ckfoot01 macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, i'm very green when it comes to using a Mac. I just got a new mac pro and Final Cut Pro. I've been editing videos for the past few years on a PC so i'm not 100% sure on everything I am able to do.

    My question is what are the best settings for uploading videos onto youtube or any video site. I do a lot of video contests and I think I can post better quality but not sure if I am doing so. For example please check out and vote if you want on my new video I just put up for ForRent.com. This was my very first attempt with editing with Final Cut Pro. I think I did a good job other than having trouble with a few parts. So check it out and let me know how I can make things look better.

    http://shar.es/mN6R

    I have about a 5 year old Sony camcorder I shoot with. The quality is actually pretty good but I know getting a new camcorder is the next step. I appreciate anyones feedback and advice. Also don't forget to vote if you could, you can even with money by voting once a day. So get back to me, thanks again.
    -CK
     
  2. rawdawg macrumors 6502

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    http://www.vimeo.com/2004126

    The tail end of this video is the best advice I've been able to find....

    If only I had step by step help building a website. I can build a camera from glue but can't build a website.

    BTW, for your needs get an HV40. Best camcorder out there. Don't believe the tapeless hype unless you want to spend a few times more the amount. The quality just isn't there.
     
  3. ckfoot01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the video rawdawg, i'm so new to the world of Final Cut and the millions of different things I can start doing. I will look into that camcorder as well. I saw a few videos shot with that camera and I do like the looks of it.

    Thanks again for the video and feedback I appreciate it.
     
  4. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Why is the kitchen background so blurry. I assume it is to fake an expensive lense. But you didn't cut out the persons in front of it, so it looks a bit weird.
     
  5. ckfoot01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had to blur out all of the logos on stuff. I forgot to clean up the kitchen since i'm lazy. I shot this super late at night and didn't have much time to re-do that scene. Thanks for checking it out though I appreciate it.
     
  6. Fast Shadow macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for posting this, I watched it and a couple of others in the series. Color has been a bit of a mystery to me, I've found it to be so obtuse that I've generally avoided using it in favor of Magic Bullet Looks - but that tutorial really helped clear things up. I like MB Looks for doing quick vignettes and color tweaks, but the granular control of Color is much more impressive, but I can see how it could really bog me down if I start getting lost in tweaking the color of each and every shot. That being said it's awesome to have it available.
     

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