3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 10, 2008 4:09 PM by Tom Wolsky
DSchu2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am trying to make software training videos. I am getting .mov files from my screen record program (screenrecord2, and Screenium) and putting them into FCE4. Once I render the video files, the quality totally goes out the window.

Why is rendering the file making it worse?

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • 1. Re: render .mov file in FCE becomes blurry -----HELP!!!
    R. Mitchell Fore Level 4 Level 4 (3,090 points)
    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    FCE works in fixed resolutions and frame rates. What are the specifics of your .mov files? Use the Movie Inspector (command/I from within the QuickTime player) to find out.
  • 2. Re: render .mov file in FCE becomes blurry -----HELP!!!
    Todd Heberlein1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I am having a similar problem. I am using Snap Z Pro to capture a 960x540 section of the screen (that is 75% of a 1280x720 HD image). When I move the mouse or scroll text in the screencast, FCE just makes a mess of the screen.

    I then export the movie to 640x360 to post online. iMovie handles all this great, but FCE can't handle it at all.

    Does anyone know if the full Final Cut Pro can handle importing QuickTime video at different resolution any better?
  • 3. Re: render .mov file in FCE becomes blurry -----HELP!!!
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,220 points)
    The frame size is only part of the issue. More importantly is the codec used and the frame rate. For some reason the SnapzPro frame rate is always interpreted in Final Cut as 10fps. Combined with the Animation codec, which is the default, and you have significant problems in Final Cut. Using Photo-JPEG works better. iShowU also does not have this issue.