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fcp studio importing different size frames

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davidcz1 Calculating status...
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Jun 7, 2013 6:23 PM

Hello All,


here is my workflow:

I imported a clips from an ipad and iphone...

i converted clips in compressor to apple prores 422 lt

I did not realize until after all was done (rookie mistake) that some clips were 24fps and some were 30fps and some were

1080x1920 and some were 720x1280  I thought they were all the same coming from ipad and iphone?

my titles i made in photoshop at 720x640

everything looked good upon export as a quicktime movie...

then i made a droplet in compressor to convert my quicktime file for youtube...

upon viewing in youtube my video was stretched out.....


anyone know if my first issued was my size of my clips imported?


do i have to do this whole thing all over again?



Final Cut Pro 7, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 2x2.66 ghz dual core intel 9gb ram
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Jun 9, 2013 5:42 PM (in response to davidcz1)

    What do you have most of?

    What is the intended delivery method?


    Your pixel dimensions are the wrong way round by the way. The first number should be the horizontal pixel count.


    >my titles i made in photoshop at 720x640


    Why? That's not a standard frame size for any kind of video. Make them the same size as whatever video pixel dimensions that you are going to be editing with. Photoshop has preset templates for film and video production.

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Jun 10, 2013 2:10 PM (in response to davidcz1)

    Redo the Motion files as 1280 and convert the 1920x1080 video to 1280x720. Make sure both match the 1280 frame rate. Compressor will only change the frame rate if you specifically instruct it to do so.


    Make your PSD files 1280x720, save as .png or .tiff - not jpeg.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,805 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 7:09 AM (in response to davidcz1)

    You'll need to customize one of the apple presets in compressor.  In the geometry panel, enter the appropriate pixel dimensions and pixel aspect ratio.  Although it may not be necessary, for best quality, I'd suggest going to the frame controls panel, enabling frame controls panel and setting the resize filter to best.


    If you need any more details in this workflow, post back.

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)
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    Jun 17, 2013 12:11 PM (in response to davidcz1)

    You are going to have a world of pain trying to put portrait dimension into the landscape land of youtube.  Make a test!


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