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  • compressing to match video formats

    Posted by Roger Sherman on September 20, 2023 at 3:01 pm

    Newbie question: I did a two camera shoot and the 2nd cameraman didn’t follow the 1920×1080 instructions and shot it 3840×2160. I have to compress to edit. I’ve tried watching YouTube videos of HandBrake and VLC but even those made a year ago, what’s on the video is not what I see on my screen or it doesn’t recognize Source files.

    Shooting with Sony cameras I’m not sure what file(s) to upload. Folders: Private, Database, M4Root, Sony. FCPX takes care of them all. None of the compressors seem to accept all or any.

    Pointing me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    FCPX 10.6.8
    Ventura 13.5.2

    Roger Sherman replied 2 months, 3 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
  • 3 Replies
  • Doug Metz

    September 20, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Roger,

    No need to compress, you can mix source video sizes / frame rates / etc – unless there’s some extenuating circumstance you didn’t mention…

  • Robert Olding

    September 20, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    As Doug stated, there is no need to compress or change the resolution of any of the files. Import the video files, and then set your project to the resolution you want (based on your original question, I’m assuming it 1920×1080), then start editing.

  • Roger Sherman

    September 20, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    I’m so glad to hear this. I started Googling and YouTubing around asking that question and found nothing.

    What a relief.

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