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John Wade
HD lost when event imported from iMovie
on Jan 4, 2013 at 6:32:47 pm

I'm trying the Final Cut Pro X Trial as opposed to iMovie. I've imported some events that were HD but learned when I went to share with Youtube that resolution available was 960 X 540. If I Quicktime share via iMovie to my hard drive and import the movie into Final Cut Pro X I no longer have this happen. Not sure what's up as I'm just learning.

John


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: HD lost when event imported from iMovie
on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:13:52 pm

iMovie has the option of creating (conforming) projects to 960x540. For the consumer, this means their video will take up 1/4 of the space of full HD.

Technically, btw, 960x540 is HD, defined as greater than SD (640x480).

I'd suggest looking at the original QuickTime files - if they're 960x540, you may have chosen this option when ingesting your material into iMovie.

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