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Better renders in Leopard than Snow Leopard?

1320 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 14, 2009 10:55 PM by mugwump88 RSS
mugwump88 Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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Sep 10, 2009 3:19 PM
Okay, been following the issues between Final Cut Studio 2 and 3...

But is anyone finding the renders from FCP and Compressor of better quality in Leopard rather than Snow Leopard?

Comparing some Apple TV outputs from Final Cut Studio 3 in Leopard and Snow Leopard, it does appear to me that the previous system had sharper and clearer outputs, but I can't be certain since the clips are different material.

SL uses the new Quicktime X framework and Leopard uses Quicktime 7. There are some odd issues popping up with the X player that did not exist in 7, such as 4:3 movies suddenly turning 16:9 with the new player, the stair stepping renders when downsizing with Compressor, unable to adjust video tracks in the new player, etc.

So I'm wondering if there is a consensus as to the render quality in FCP and Compressor in Snow Leopard and Quicktime X. I just added a partition and installed Leopard there in case I choose to only edit in leopard.
MacPro Nehalem, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • accarda Level 3 Level 3 (555 points)
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    Sep 12, 2009 9:26 AM (in response to mugwump88)
    Hi,
    I wouldn't be so sure that SL uses the new Quicktime X to do its job as it seems that for now QTX is just the player more than the platform kit.

    You can read this interesting article about SL, it's a little bit long but full of informations:
    http://arstechnica.com/apple/reviews/2009/08/mac-os-x-10-6.ars

    If you go directly at page #6 you will see that there will be long time before we will be using the new QTX platform (at least based on the writer's opinion).

    Regards,
    Armando.
    iMac 20" Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz - 2Gb RAM - ATI HD2400, Mac OS X (10.6), MacPro Intel 8 Core 2.8GHz - 8Gb RAM - ATI HD3870
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Sep 14, 2009 5:05 AM (in response to mugwump88)
    Actually, Snow Leopard uses Quicktime Pro frame work when it comes to compression in Final Cut Pro/Compressor, not Quicktime X. That one reason Quicktime Pro is still in Snow Leopard. Quicktime Pro is in the Utilities folder now in Snow Leopard.

    Message was edited by: David M Brewer
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Quicktime 7.6.4, FCS2, iWorks 09 and a bunch of other stuff...

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