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  • Mov To MP4 Help

  • David Mignano

    September 8, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Hello All,

    I know this is the FCPX forum here, but I’m doing my video on FCP 7(I didn’t see a forum for it anymore for obvious reasons). I used to do video editing as a hobby many years ago(hence FCP7), but stopped as life got busier. I still have my program and am trying to create a simple video.

    I have a stock 60 second countdown that is in a Quicktime ProRes 422 format. My video is simple, have it play while I have a logo and some text on the screen with it. When I export it to MP4 thought(the site I’m trying to upload it to doesn’t take .mov) it becomes pixilated.

    The exported .mov works just fine, but even when I convert the exported .mov using MPEG Streamclip it gets pixilated. I also tried converting the raw file to MP4 using Streamclip and it also gets pixilated.

    What am I doing wrong here and why am I losing the quality?

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  • Ron Lindeboom

    September 8, 2020 at 1:17 am

    The forum you want is called “Final Cut Pro Legacy.” It is in the FULL list of forums, not the short list of top-rated forums.

    I hope you that helps.

    Ron Lindeboom

  • Pablo Rivasplata

    September 8, 2020 at 3:55 am

    Hi David,

    Changing the suffix or your .mov file to .mp4 may work for you. It does it all the time for me.


  • David Mignano

    September 8, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Didn’t even think of that. So simple, yet never tried.

    That did the trick. Thank you!

  • Pablo Rivasplata

    September 8, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    You’re welcome.

    I’m glad it also worked for you.

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