3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2010 1:01 PM by Matt2012
Matt2012 Level 1 (5 points)
I film using a canon fs10. I edit in final cut pro 7, then export to quicktime format, then I burn the dvd using idvd. But the final product always comes out blurry and fuzzy. I can't see what I am doing wrong. Is it because I am not filming in HD?

Macbook Pro 13', Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,505 points)
    How are you getting this media into FCP? As far as I can tell it does not work in a format FCP supports? What are the item properties of your media? What are the item properties of the sequence you're editing in and exporting?
  • Matt2012 Level 1 (5 points)
    Final Cut Pro does not recognize my camera, so I normally go into imovie, capture the footage in imovie, then import the video files into FCP.
  • RedTruck Level 4 (2,145 points)
    Using iMovie, for one, is capturing your files to a codec other than one FCP wants to work with. You would be better off dragging and dropping the files from the camera to a folder on an external drive and converting the footage with MPEG Streamclip to whatever codec you want to work in.

    Using iDVD to compress and author the dvd takes away any control you have over the compression settings for the project.

    You'd be well off getting a FCP training book from someplace like Peachpit Press, or a training dvd from someone here or out there who produces them.