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Gillian Wong
What is the best conversion for video to be edited in final cut?
on May 29, 2013 at 11:43:26 pm

I have shot my films on a Canon Rebel T3i. The video file is a 1920x1080. Because I hate to render in final cut, I upload it to ''Mpeg Streamclip'' to convert my video format to Apple DV/DVCPRO NTSC. But when I am done converting it, the program changes the dimensions of my video file to 720x480. So when I redo it again this time with the same format but the dimensions of 1920x1080( HDTV 1080i), this time it is a 1920x1080 but the video is shrunk and the rest of the size is just like green or basically nothing! Whats wrong?
How do I get my video to be able to not have to render in final cut but still have the size of 1920x1080??


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Shane Ross
Re: What is the best conversion for video to be edited in final cut?
on May 30, 2013 at 12:29:55 am

The codec you want is ProRes 422, or ProRes LT. DV/NTSC is a standard def format...the lowest quality one. DV tape is that format. And there is no 1920x1080 version of it, so you are making a format that doesn't exist in the real world.

ProRes 422...or LT. That's what you use for video in FCP.

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