Hi, I'm pretty new to FCP and I am using version 7. I am trying to export a file that I captured using my Sony DV Firewire camera through FCP.
When I capture the file I noticed that it is approximately 1 GB and it is around 4:44 in length which is quite short. I am trying to export the file to a certain size and aspect ratio at a decent quality. I need it to be 700x380 and lower than 150MB if this is at all possible. Every time I manage to export it using various settings it is around 260MB+.
I would appreciate any help I could get with this, thank you.
[Angel Santiago]"When I capture the file I noticed that it is approximately 1 GB and it is around 4:44 in length which is quite short."
Try exporting to H264.
Your original files is 1GB and the data rate is 25Mbps.
If you want the file to be 150MB, so 1/6 of the original file, you need to export with 1/6 the original data rate, so 25/6 Mbps = 4.1Mbps = 4.100 Kbps.
You have to allow room for the audio, so in the H264 set Data rate liimit = 3800 Kbps and 256 Kbps to the AAC Audio.
Set "Key frames = Auto".