How to save my work in Final Cut Pro as a Quicktime proxy version?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by lala1886, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. lala1886 macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    I need to save the work in 2 formats:

    1 - Quicktime (at the highest available quality)

    For this one, do I just go FILE > EXPORT > QUICKTIME MOVIE and use the default setting? Or I need to choose from the SETTING?

    2 - Quicktime (a proxy version – PAL, H264 codec)

    For this one, I have no idea... Can anyone pls help?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    What are you sequence and clip settings?

    Does the proxy have to have the same physical dimensions as the original?

    And what do you really mean with "proxy"?
    A lower resolution file or just the video encoded with a highly compressive codec?

    page 2012 (yeah, I don't know) of the FCP manual:

    Short for approximation.
    A proxy is a low-quality substitute for a real-time or rendered effect.
    Final Cut Pro may generate a proxy instead of a full-quality effect to enable real-time playback when processor-intensive effects are used.
  3. lala1886 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2010
    I don't know...

    my teacher provided the info...

    The project dues on Friday and now I really need to know how to export...
  4. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    You used FCP yourself, didn't you?

    If so, you can look up the sequence and clip settings yourself by looking at the browser.
    You can even right click on the sequence and select Sequence Settings... .

    And has your teacher not provided you with some clear requirements what the output file(s) should use as a codec and what maximum resolution they should have? Because there are many settings one can use, like SD (PAL or NTSC), HD (720p, 1080i, 1080p) and others for non-TV content.
    If not, can you ask him or her?

    Take a look at the manual about "Quick Time Conversion" options.

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