Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 9:58 AM (in response to Elizabet78)
Export your FCP sequence using "current settings" and "make self contained"
Open up Compressor and select from the presets H.264 for 300Kbps.
Duplicate the preset so you can edit the settings.
In the duplicate preset -
Enable Frame Controls -
Output fields: Progressive
Adaptive Details: selected
Rate Conversion: Fast (your are not chaning the frame rate)
Duration: 100% of source
In the Geometry Tab
set frame size to: 854x480
pixel aspect; 1.0
Audio pass through.
then add the exported file from FCP and apply the new preset.
You can change the Resize and Deinterlace to "Better" but usually with a much longer render time.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 12:03 PM (in response to Studio X)
Yes! Thank you so much, you are genius.. I changed a bit more of the settings (frame rate back to 24, it was down to 15 in the preset) and a higher data rate, and now it looks absolutely fine! But I still don't get what I was doing wrong myself, it was not the de-interlace filter that caused the speed problem or the dimension problems. Can you enlighten me what the difference is between what you suggest and what I did? Was it the pixel ratio? I think I tried it with 1.0 as well, but I'm not sure...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to Elizabet78)
Glad to hear you worked it out.
I never use QuickTime conversion. Too many problems seem to come from it.
One of the great things about the "export as current settings and convert in Compressor" work flow is once you have your preset the way you like, it becomes a very smooth process.
I've created presets for most of the output options I need so once I've generated the master export, I can add several presets to it in Compressor and create multiple versions in a batch format. Very slick.
What makes it even better is if you have a multi-core Mac, you can set up Qmaster to maximize all the rendering capacity of the machine.