I am new to FCP and am having lots of trouble - hoping you can help me out.
I am making a video in FCP with still images and I am trying to export this movie for the ipad.
When I export using h.264, the text in the still images looks very blurry and the images are washed out.
I've seen lots of posts on this issue, but haven't found an answer that works. The text was done in photoshop and placed over the image, and then imported in FCP.
I tried exporting the FCP file with the Animation codec and it looks good when I play it in quicktime.
But...then the file doesn't work on the ipad.
Thanks for your reply.
When I export for h.264 at the correct frame rate, the video plays on the ipad.
The problem is that the text in my images look blurry and the images themselves look really faded and washed out. Is there a way to export to h.264 but keep the same image quality?
Does this make sense? Thanks!
[Jeremy Garchow]"Also, this size doesn't work, I've tried. It wants 720p video (for HD).
1. The iPad's screen is 1024x768.
2. The iPad can play back 720p files on its own screen, scaling it to 1024x576 with black bars on the top and bottom, or it can show them in full glory on an external 720p+ screen.
iTunes uses 960x540 if you use Advanced>Create iPad or Apple TV version.
Low res video looks a lot better on an iPad than on a desktop or laptop computer, but with stills the OP may be pushing her luck for what she wants to do.
DVCPRO50 would be the best choice for SD as it is at least 4:2:2, which will end up as 4:2:0 in the common profiles of H.264, and it can be either 4:3 or anamorphic 16:9.
Regular DVCPRO (DV25) is 4:1:1, which will end up being 4:1:0 when rendered to H.264 for iPad, so only 12.5% of the original color information will remain. There may be some chroma smoothing to ameliorate the result, but why cripple nice photos?
4:3 or 16:9 is a matter of what is the most common aspect ratio for the photos.