Hi, thanks for reading....hope i am explaining this right:
The video department sent me an mpeg2 to edit.
I realize in fcp 7 one has to convert the mpeg2 into something else to use it in fcp
1. the file appears when played w qt player to be a 16.9 video. looks fine.
however the actual size in the info of the video is 720x576, which is not widescreen.
when i try to convert it in Compressor 3 to a format that fcp will use, what compression codec should i use so that the final outcome will go into fcp, plus it will be the right proportion 16:9, plus it will still be clear in fcp (so far, it is either squished or fuzzy)....which so far i have not managed to do
2. Why would a file that is sd dimensions look ws in qtx (shows as 1024 x 576) and 7(shows as 720x404)?
3. Normally we work w photosjpegs (exported from AE), then we bring it inot fcp to adjust, add sound etc. I tried to use the photojpeg codec in Compressor but got very distorted output.