just a teaser that i made...using fcpx (amaeture)

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  1. pat500000 macrumors 603

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    hey guys...i used to remember people posting their videos up here..but i don't much these days. Using FCPX i was able to recreate 80s retro action movie..(short film)..but i made a teaser... just wanna share. thx.

     
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    It takes 20 seconds to get to the teaser, as the MPAA info takes 10 seconds and the "logo" takes 10 seconds.
    Then the music is too loud and one has to turn down the volume, but it does not help to make the narrator voice easier to hear.
    The image quality is okay, but I don't know, why YT offers 720p and 1080p as options, as the source is obviously, or made to look like, an SD source.
    I haven't gotten a clue what the movie might be about, but I am listening to talk about Wagner the whole day, my brain might be fried.
    And I don't know what I should believe. Being trapped?
     
  3. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    thx for feed.
     
  4. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Critical feedback:

    1. Cut green intro down TO 3-4 seconds or so
    2. Eliminate the black screen that appears between 17-19.5 seconds
    3. Turn up the vocal
    4. The whole look of it is a little lo-res for me... I read the description about limited equipment and 80's style film but the quality just looked overly compressed or something. Make sure you're not overcompressing it for upload and if there's anything you can do about the resolution or quality then it would be beneficial to do so.
    5. Coming Soon is on there too long in my opinion.
    6. I don't understand the point of putting Believe at the end. It would be better to link to a website or Facebook page for the film.
     
  5. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    thanks...about to redo soon.
     
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    what do you mean overly compressed? thanks.
     
  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Output bitrate of your file. Imagine converting every frame into a jpeg file... you can imagine that there is some quality loss. What is your output bitrate? And you are using h.264 aren't you? Use like 10,000kbps or something that should give you a really high quality file to upload to YouTube.
     
  8. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    well it was done via fcp x...prores....so...i'm not actually sure..to be honest.
     
  9. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Well, what kind of footage were you using?
     
  10. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    oh it says h264/ mpeg-4 from info.
     
  11. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    And what resolution and data rate? Is it the footage from your camera or someone else's?
     
  12. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    iphone 6 plus
     
  13. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Try using closer to original quality from the iPhone, it will benefit the overall quality and look of the video.
     
  14. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    closer as in film the scene closer? or crop it?
     
  15. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    What I mean is the iPhone 6 Plus shoots video with good quality like this
    Yours should look similar. The only reasons why it doesn't is because you're cropping too much, compressing it too much, using the incorrect resolution in your editing software, or are borrowing someone else's footage which is low quality to begin with. Your trailer looks good when the picture is small... it grabs the 80's look very well, but when I blow up the picture the quality degradation is noticeable and could be higher quality, especially coming from a good modern camera like the iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  16. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    from here...how would you re-work it?
     
  17. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Use the original iPhone clips and maybe let FCP X create optimized, but not Proxy, ProRes files to work with.
     
  18. pat500000 thread starter macrumors 603

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    ok cool i'll try that...thank
     

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