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  • compressor v qt export?

  • adam dewhirst

    May 30, 2011 at 2:59 am

    whats the point of using compressor instead of just exporting using quicktime? i shoot on hdv and edit in prores and have to export to get onto a dvd which is always sd.

    compressor seems to take a lot longer to export and i was just wondering if there are any image quality benefits compared with using quicktime conversion?

  • Tom Wolsky

    May 30, 2011 at 6:11 am

    You can’t make MPEG-2 using QT export.

    All the best,

    Tom

    Class on Demand DVDs “Complete Training for FCP7,” “Basic Training for FCS” and “Final Cut Express Made Easy”
    Author: “Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials” and “Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop”

  • adam dewhirst

    May 30, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    thanks for that tom,

    so mpeg2 is better quality than anything you can get using qt?

  • Tom Wolsky

    May 31, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Eh? The DVD specification requires MPEG-2. That’s the format it uses. It’s got nothing to do with QuickTime.

    All the best,

    Tom

    Class on Demand DVDs “Complete Training for FCP7,” “Basic Training for FCS” and “Final Cut Express Made Easy”
    Author: “Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials” and “Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop”

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