3 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 12:16 PM by Russ H
Terry Duschinski Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

I'm producing a video of family photos and video clips that will be shown on both a standard 4:3 TV set and on an iPad (widescreen HD).  I'm probably asking the impossible but is there a "once size fits all" means of producing this? Perhaps the miracle-working MPEG STREAMCLIP?

 

Suggestions greatly appreciated.

 

Terry D


MacBook Pro A1150, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2 GB Ram, using FCE 4
  • 1. Re: Producing Both HD and Standard Video?
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,245 points)

    The iPad wants an MP4 which Streamclip is capable of creating. No reason why you couldn't drag that file into iDVD and make a DVD that will work on your DVD player.

     

    BTW: If you have a lot of large still images, reduce their size in an image editor like Photoshop (or Preview) before importing them into Final Cut. It will make the editing process go a lot more smoothly if they are no larger than 150% the frame size of your sequence. Since you mentioned HD, I'm going to assume that sequence size to be a 1280X720, meaning your stills would be something less than 2000 px wide.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • 2. Re: Producing Both HD and Standard Video?
    Terry Duschinski Level 2 Level 2 (155 points)

    Russ:

     

     

    So that I'm sure I understand, in FCE I set-up the project as a 16:9 (1280X72)) format in HD.  I then export to MP4 (for HD viewing on iPad) and then use MPEG STREAMCLIP to convert to a ".mov" file for iDVD?

     

    Thanks for your help.

     

    Terry D

  • 3. Re: Producing Both HD and Standard Video?
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,245 points)

    Hi Terry.

     

    That's close, but not exactly what I was trying to say. I was anticipating editing an AIC sequence, exporting as a QT movie with curent settings and bringing that file in MPEG Streamclip to make your MP4 (h.264). You could bring that into iDVD – or instead (and I would imagine this would produce a higher quality DVD) bring the exported AIC file into iDVD (saving one generation of compression loss).

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ