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Lerato Bokako
FCP downconverting
on Mar 9, 2011 at 1:44:20 am

I'm pretty new at editing and wanted to know how i can down convert some footage from HD to SD on FCP. I'm working on FCP 7

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Tom Wolsky
Re: FCP downconverting
on Mar 9, 2011 at 9:45:27 am

Use Compressor. Convert to whatever you want.

All the best,


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Stephen Smith
Re: FCP downconverting
on Mar 9, 2011 at 3:26:32 pm

I agree....In your settings you already have a bunch of presets. Go to the Settings Tab, Apple, Other Workflows, Advanced Format Conversions, Standard Definition.

Best of luck.

Stephen Smith
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Jeff Greenberg
Re: FCP downconverting
on Mar 10, 2011 at 3:58:52 am


I'll ask: Why? You can mix HD and SD footage in a timeline; SD has a lower demand than HD.....

But again, understanding the why is valuable for advice.


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