k I'm trying to create so fairly small(about 10 meg) MPEG 4 files from clips between 30 sec - 2 min long. Right now I'm using compressor's MPEG 4 setting the current settings in compressor are:
Frame control: Off
Pixel Aspect ratio default
There are currently no filters on the video in FCP. The source video is 8-Bit uncompressed. When i render the file sie comes out ok but there's alot of noise in the video especially when there's movement. Any ideas how I could set it up to get crisper looking video within these parameters?
If you are doing MPEG-4 Part 2, don't use Compressor. Apple's MPEG-4 Part 2 encoder is not that good, especially compared to the one in Episode. If doing MPEG-4 Part 10 (H264), then your exact issue would be more difficult as I find Apple's encoder as of QT 7.1.3 to be very good. But again, you may want to try Episode as it has far superior preprocessing tools and will undoubtedly give you better quality with scaling.