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  • after Compressor, video looks bad

  • jack entonces

    May 20, 2007 at 12:33 am

    I”ve been trying to encode my FCP timeline using Compressor, but the end result is a poor quality video.

    I’m using Compressor 2 to encode to mpeg2.

    This is what I do:
    I am exporting from FCP to Compressor (this is a single 5 min QT movie file, that I captured straight from my DV cam to FCP)

    my presents in Compressor are: 1 pass CRB,
    mpeg2 elementary, NTSC CCIR 601/DV, 29.97, frame controls: automatic, 4:3, Average data rate: 4.5, bottom first.

    HOWEVER, I have also followed the same steps on another 5 min FCP project, this one consists of
    multiple clips from several different sources, with effects, filters, much more complicated, and it looks great … with the same settings as above.

    Don’t know what is the problem with the 5 min QT movie.
    After compressor, it looks like bad vhs video.

    Any ideas?
    thanks in advance

  • Rich Rubasch

    May 20, 2007 at 5:23 pm

    Crank up your CBR to 6.2 and see if that does it. Also, be sure to create an AC3 of your audio tracks.

    Rich Rubasch
    Tilt Media

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