1280 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 30, 2008 5:21 PM by David Harbsmeier
If using MPEG Streamclip, and in order to keep the video quality untouched, how best to save individual clips out for later insertion into a project? I have a similar need and also would like to create some MP4 files for the PS3 to play so I'd like to save the clips in as close to the original form as possible? Which option is best as the list of available formats is QUITE long?
in order to keep the video quality untouched, how best to save individual clips out for later insertion into a project?
Convert to the format that suits your needs. If you need to edit the footage, convert to an editable format that works natively in your NLE. For example, if your NLE works with DV, convert to the appropriate DV codec (iMovie uses a different DV codec than FCE/FCP).
But if you just want clips that will go unedited to a delivery device, convert directly to the format the device works with. For example, if your PS3 uses MP4 files, then convert directly to MP4.
I'd like to save the clips in as close to the original form as possible?
Unless the original was recorded directly to DVD-Video, they will never, ever be the same quality again. Encoding for DVD-Video involves heavy compression and a lot of information from almost every frame of the video has already been thrown away.