Sony HDR-SR12 footage looking horrible on FCP 7 transfer to DVD

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Jcole6, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Jcole6 macrumors newbie

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    HI,

    Recorded some footage with a Sony HDR-SR12 and I am trying to transfer it to DVD from my Final Cut Pro 7 and it looks beyond horrible. When the computer is on my computer it looks fantastic but I can't get a half decent transfer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you divulge into more details what exact steps you have taken to get the footage off the camera into FCP and what you did to get the sequence from FCP to a video DVD?
     
  3. Jcole6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I transfered them a while back, I'm pretty sure I did it through FCP. They are all on an external hard drive now as Quicktime movie files. When I play them out of FCP they look perfect, when I play them inside of FCP they look perfect, it is only on DVD transfer that they look bad.
    I had FCP 6 and exported it onto a DVD via the standard DVD studio procedure and it looked awful. I recently upgraded to FCP and did it through the Share feature in FCP 7 and it looks just as bad if not worse.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Use Compressor first with your sequence via sending it to Compressor (right click on sequence in bin and select Send > Compressor), here is a video tutorial for Compressor 4 (720p, you can pause, as it is still a bit fast), but Compressor 3 works too, only that the settings are somewhere else:
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    Then import the resulting .m2v and .ac3 files into DVD Studio Pro and make your DVD.
     
  5. Jcole6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much! I am going to try this today and let you know how it turned out.
     
  6. Digitalclips macrumors 65816

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    Do you mean transfer simply for storage or to actually play fron a DVD. DVDs are standard definition, 640 x 480 from the last century unless you are talking about HD DVDs.
     
  7. yoak macrumors 65816

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    If you watch a DVD make sure to watch it from a DVD player on a tv, not a computer. They often look crap on a monitor, but good on a tv
     

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