Is there any loss in image quality when using FCP?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by wazzjazz, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. wazzjazz macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2009
    I recently compared copying my 8mm camcorder movies to a Sony Hard drive & DVD burner against bringing them into imovie 09 and burning them with iDvd and their was a dramatic loss of colour and sharpness using imovie 09.

    Since my movies needed to be edited I was wondering if I switched to Final Cup Pro or Express will there be any image loss when I use these products?

  2. anthemus macrumors regular


    Apr 25, 2009

    You shouldn't see a loss of quality going FCP/FCE. Where you may lose quality is the encoding of the clips for DVD. MPEG2 compresses the heck out of video.

    Here's an article about Quicktime and Gamma. The gamma can differ in applications make your video appear different as well.

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