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  • Clyde Crocker Level 1 Level 1 (105 points)

    Buckeye,

     

    Did a little testing cuz using QTPro to convert SD to WS is so simple even i can do it.

     

    Everything worked just fine.  But then a lightbulb came on because I ran into this originally when it didn't work long long ago (using the same link Tom provided this time).

     

    There is nothing wrong with the instructions, but... YOU HAVE TO PRESS ENTER (the QTP window will reflect the change immediately)

     

    after you enter the 853 (with "Preserve Aspect Ratio" unchecked, of course), and then save the file.

     

    Hope that helps. 

     

    When I figured that out, I got a headache from hitting my forehead so hard.

     

    Edit: Oh, another thing.  If you "save as", you have a choice of a referenced file, or a self-contained file.  If you don't know that, you might save as referenced, and then move the original file into iDVD with disappointing results.

     

    Message was edited by: Clyde Crocker

  • fox_m Level 5 Level 5 (4,515 points)

    BPABuckeye wrote:

     

    Also, is there any difference between the Apple ProRes 422 (HQ, LT, or Proxy)?

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5151

  • BPABuckeye Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Clyde,

     

    Thank you so much.  You were right, I was not hitting enter.  Seems like a silly mistake, but I was making the changes and trying to save without hitting enter.  So, after I saved the movie correctly this time, it created a .mov file.  I played the .mov file in QT and it played beautifully with no impact to quality.

     

    When I imported the .mov file into iDVD it now diplays in the correct aspect ratio (Hurray!).  However, when I run the movie "preview" in iDVD, I get a very poor quality video.  See screen shots below:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-02-17 at 11.28.31 AM.png

    Screen Shot 2013-02-17 at 11.28.43 AM.png

    The first image is how the .mov file plays in QT.  The second image is the same file imported into iDVD and displayed using "Preview."  I have not tried burning the DVD yet to see if the video quality is any better.  Is this just an issue with the iDVD preview which will go away after I burn it?  Or am I missing something else?

     

    I never had any problems like this when I did all my work in iMovie.  It sure seems like FCPX is missing something.

     

    EDIT:  I created the .mov file as self contained, not referenced.

     

    Thanks again!

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (17,055 points)

    BPABuckeye wrote:

     

      However, when I run the movie "preview" in iDVD, I get a very poor quality video.  See screen shots below:

     

    Screen Shot 2013-02-17 at 11.28.31 AM.png

    Screen Shot 2013-02-17 at 11.28.43 AM.png

     

    I never had any problems like this when I did all my work in iMovie.  It sure seems like FCPX is missing something.

     

    Hi. If you go back to my earlier post, you'll see my guess that what you're seeing is the result of interlacing. That can make text look pretty ragged on a computer screen. In fact, it may look perfectly fine played from a DVD player to a television.

     

    (BTW, I may be mistaken but I believe that iMovie de-interlaces somewhere in the export process, which may be the reason why iMovie quality seems better.)

     

    Russ

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