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Ted Coakley
Export Size Settings (fcp 7): 1280 x 720 HD --or-- HD 1280 x 720 16:9?
on Apr 7, 2014 at 7:23:16 pm

Can someone tell me the difference between the very similar-looking choices of two sections of the dropdown menu of FCP 7's Export size settings?

I get there by Export > Using QuickTime Conversion > Options > Size > Dimensions, as seen here:



Can anyone tell me the difference between the 2nd section's 1280 x 720 HD and 1920 x 1080 HD and the 3rd section's HD 1280 x 720 16:9 and HD 1920 x 1080 16:9?

Thanks!


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Export Size Settings (fcp 7): 1280 x 720 HD --or-- HD 1280 x 720 16:9?
on Apr 7, 2014 at 7:57:58 pm

I haven't found any difference whatsoever between the two. They're both 1280x720, and that's the important part.

So why have two choices? Beats me.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Eric Strand
Re: Export Size Settings (fcp 7): 1280 x 720 HD --or-- HD 1280 x 720 16:9?
on Apr 7, 2014 at 8:38:18 pm
Last Edited By Eric Strand on Apr 7, 2014 at 8:38:46 pm

HD 1280x720 16:9 creates a video that is 1248x702, whereas 1280x720 HD creates a video that is truly 1280x720 HD. (See next to the Size button)

Not sure what the 1248x702 is for, if you google around there are a bunch of threads on it. In practical use, I think it's fine to use either one.



@ericstrand11


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Export Size Settings (fcp 7): 1280 x 720 HD --or-- HD 1280 x 720 16:9?
on Apr 7, 2014 at 9:33:27 pm

Thanks for the clarification!

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ted Coakley
Re: Export Size Settings (fcp 7): 1280 x 720 HD --or-- HD 1280 x 720 16:9?
on Apr 7, 2014 at 9:47:15 pm

Thanks for the reply, Eric!

[Eric Strand] "HD 1280x720 16:9 creates a video that is 1248x702"

That leaves me wondering, then why call it 1280x720, when it actually makes a 1248x702?!


[Eric Strand] "In practical use, I think it's fine to use either one."

I guess I'd find it fine to use either one, only if 1248x702 is a sufficient size, but if you actually need bigger than that (i.e. the 1280x720 one chooses, thinking they're getting that), then it would definitely not be fine, in practical use, to choose the smaller 1248x702.

I wonder why the inaccurate 1280x720 label for a 1248x702 size!


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Ted Coakley
Re: Export Size Settings (fcp 7): 1280 x 720 HD --or-- HD 1280 x 720 16:9?
on Feb 26, 2015 at 2:25:32 am

10 months later, still wondering if anyone in the green pastures of CCow.net might answer my last posting in this thread.
Anybody??


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