2008 February 2nd, 18:41
Capture and exporting in FCP 6
First of all, sorry for my bad english. I am from Spain and I have discovered this great forum. I bought an HV20 some days ago and I use an Macbook pro. I have been searching in the forum but I didīt find what I needed. Only two questions:
1. What is the configuration in FCP 6 to capture in the best quality?
2. When I have captured the video, what configuration have I to export to see 25p? How can I desinterlace the video?
Thanks you very much and sorry for my bad english. Thanks from Spain (Pamplona),
2008 February 2nd, 19:47
If you have the HD space, capture in at least the Apple Intermediate Codec. This will provide for faster rendering of transitions and video effects applied to layers as well as speed up exporting of the final movie.
Is your HV20 the PAL version? I assume it is, and you should work completely in the 25p mode in Final Cut.
If you have the HV20 NTSC version, I'm not sure what your work flow should be. I'm sure someone else can comment once you confirm which version HV20 you own.
Welcome to the forum, although I'm new here too.
2008 February 2nd, 20:05
Thanks for your post. I have the PAL version, wichworks in 25p. Ok, I have great space so I would like the best quality. I am going to capture in Apple Intermediate Codec but, in the eport settings, what is the best option? Thanks very much and I hope upload my first movie in this forum. Thanks,
2008 February 2nd, 20:12
In reality, exporting is never going to achieve better quality than your source material so you could export to AIC (intermediate codec) and never look back.
On the other hand, if you will be working with any motion graphics or CG/3D elements, that is when you might consider setting FCP at ProRes or ProRes HQ and importing your HV20 footage at the higher quality, so those other elements with better quality can be preserved by the higher quality codec.
I make it practice to export from FCP at the appropriate quality, and then down convert that master file for DVD, web, etc.
I don't trust FCP to do the best job at down converting.