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Old November 20th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #16
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Re: darker DVDs

I'm not familiar with FCP X so I can't help you. But in general, when you apply filters and such in your timeline, you are not modifying the originals. Those changes get applied when you Export (Share) it out of the editor to a standalone file. If you have QuickTime Pro, you can use it to re-render the output to one for uploading.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #17
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Re: darker DVDs

Sorry i could not reply earlier..i was super busy..

it turned out to be ok when i watched the DVD..it was just the compressor viewer as well the DVDSP viewer that looked too dark..even thou the burned DVD on tv was a bit darker it was still ok.

i freaked too early..sorry..thanks to everyone that wrote to help..

yes, if i could i will have one of those pro monitors...hehe

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Old November 29th, 2012, 06:28 AM   #18
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Re: darker DVDs

Let me provide you my workaround to getting an expensive color correcter tool. By all means this is not how I would do a feature, commercial, or short I would be sending to a big studio:

I color correct my monitor and my tv using the built in Mac color correction tools (in preference menu - see "monitors")

Color correct footage with built in FCPX tools as much as I think it needs to look good.

Then I export with QT to burn a DVD. I have not used Compressor yet as I haven't needed it yet. Test DVD in my player. If it looks like crap, I do it again. DVD's are cheap.

All of my own work has been destined for web, small channels, and clients only. Everything else, I sublet out to someone to color correct.

I also use and external monitor when I shoot so that I can capture the image as close to the way I want the final product to be anyway. Don't we all?
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