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.mov clip loses quality

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Nov 6, 2012 7:29 AM

I imported a .mov clip into final cut, then I drag the .mov clip onto my timeline, but the clip loses quality when it's on the timeline.  I exported it using the h.264 format and it loses quality.  The loss of quality of the video is very noticeable.

 

Does someone have an answer for this?  And, what do I need to do for my video clip to maintain its original quality when I put it on the timeline and when I export it?  Please let me know.  Thanks

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 9:05 AM (in response to iMACDaddy2009)

    We're not psychic here (at least most of us aren't).  What format is the clip (select the clip in the browser or the timeline and hit command-9).  We need to know the compressor, frame rate and pixel dimensions.  And what are your sequence settings (make the timeline active and hit commnad-zero).

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,845 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 9:07 AM (in response to iMACDaddy2009)

     

     

    Message was edited by: Russ H Deleted because redundant.

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 2:36 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)

    Studio X presses his hand to forehead -

     

    /psychic reading on

     

    I see a non-standard video clip .... probably recorded by a throwaway camera ... that has been foisted upon FCP without translating to a native FCP format ... that has unspeakable transitions (probably the star wipe) and exported using another set of incompatible settings ... oh ... the HORROR ....

     

    /psychic reading off

     

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  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,790 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 2:45 PM (in response to Studio X)

    so studio...  who's gonna win tonight?

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 2:52 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)

     

    Michael Grenadier wrote:

     

    so studio...  who's gonna win tonight?

     

     

     

    Probably no one - and we'll subjected to a never ending barrage of political ads forever

     

    ... oh ... the ... HORROR ....

     

     

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