How to get a preview in Final Cut

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by gawelte, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. gawelte macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010

    I have generated bitmaps of computer screens, which I imported into Final Cut.

    I then generated a QuickTime movie, as a test. When I play the test in QT viewer, the results are excellent.

    But if, in Final Cut, I play the video in full-screen mode, it looks terrible. The resolution is low, and diagonal lines appear as broad stair-steps.

    Yet this is the same video which I used to produce the (excellent and different-as-to-quality) QT video.

    Thus, the question arises "How do I preview my video ?" Final Cut produces video of one quality, while QT produces video of another quality. Will "printing to video" produce yet another type of video quality ?

    Thank you.
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    What is the resolution of the video you made of your bitmaps?
    I'm guessing they're high resolution.

    What settings did you use when you made your Final Cut project?

    Go to Final Cut -> Easy Set up and make sure your settings are HDV - Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i60 ( or 720p30 ).
  3. gawelte thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    Thank you huntercr, you solved the problem

    Thank you huntercr, your solved the problem.

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