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  • Exported QTR of HD footage in SD sequence not good.

  • Erik Naso

    April 5, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    I need to make a DVD of my HD project and am getting less than favorable results. I created an SD sequence and copied the content from my original HD sequence into the SD sequence. The settings Im using in the SD sequence are……

    Frame size= 640×480 NTSC 4:3
    pixel aspect. = square
    field dom. = none

    qt video settings = uncompessed 8 bit

    The quicktime I get has lots of jaggies in the straight lines during movement. What am I doing wrong. I need the finished DVD to be letterboxed in 4×3. When I make a QTR out of the HD sequence in looks really good.

    Any help would be great.

    Erik

  • Robert Longwell

    April 5, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    There’s no need to do the downconverting in FCP. Export a HD QT file and take it directly to DVD Studio Pro.

    Also, I’d suggest authoring this in 16×9. When viewed on a 4×3 TV, the DVD Player will automatically do the letterboxing.

    Robert Longwell

  • Erik Naso

    April 6, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Thanks. Im trying this now. One question. My goal here is to deliver a letterbox version of my project to a cable company that wants this video on a DVD. They are going to edit the video I give to them. If it wasn’t HD this would be easier. This is not a very good way to give video for broadcast but thats what they want so I need to make it for them as requested. I don’t know if I’m making this more difficult than it needs to be by using DVDSP but if I could just get the video on a dvd without the menus and such that would be great. I did try idvd but that looked bad from the SD sequence. Should I just get a dvd recorder and burn it that way. I could just hook it up to my kona card and play the sequence out of FCP. What do you think would be the best way.

  • Erik Naso

    April 6, 2008 at 5:58 am

    There’s no need to do the downconverting in FCP. Export a HD QT file and take it directly to DVD Studio Pro.

    Also, I’d suggest authoring this in 16×9. When viewed on a 4×3 TV, the DVD Player will automatically do the letterboxing.

    I tried this and the end result looked bad. Lots of jaggies in the movement. I have been at this for hours and cant get anything usable. HELP!!!

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