I've made an 18 minute video in Final Cut Express and after exporting (H.264 using Best qualities and my size is HD-1280X720) when my stills start they are bright, but once it starts zooming the video will darken and when it's finished zooming it returns to normal brightness. There is actually one picture that comes to mind where it did not darken- which makes no sense since there's nothing unique about it. The stills are shot from high-end Nikon DSLRs in RAW .NEF format that I converted to highest quality JPEG in Photoshop. So I'm starting with the highest quality JPEGs possible (average size is 9 MB each). I did a Ken Burns effect using keyframes (in case anyone is interested). But this darkening does not show up when I view it within Final Cut Express, only after exporting. This video has 150 stills and roughly 10 minutes of HD footage of a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, I'd like the pictures to look as good as possible on my DVD. I appreciate any help for this.