Any suggestions on the cleanest qt mov I can export from the media 100 timeline? This project was dig'd at 200kb frame from beta sp and mini dv sources to a 640 480 timeline. It's headed to compressor on another machine so by ref won't work. Someone had suggested as an animation. File size is not an issue, cleanest image is. Thankyou in advance for your help. Kind Regards, Chris K.
Cleanest image will give you reacquiring as 720*486, and then exporting as self-contained. The other option would be to export as self-contained and change the resolution in AE to 720*480 if you are targeting DVD delivery. Compressor is not that good on upscaling 640 footage.
Anyway, a Media 100 self-contained export will not apply any re-compression. It will do a bit-by-bit copy of the original used footage, so you stay exactly in the quality you have digitized into.