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Old January 26th, 2005, 01:46 AM   #1
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FC Express or FCP

Hi,
I am ready to take the next step in non linear vids.

I really had a good time with iMovie and am ready for FC.

However the price difference is large.

My main concern (though elementary) is:

With FC Express, can I create my movie and output an image to be burned to DVD to be played on setup player or duplication?

Or do i need another utility or FC Pro to do that?

It would be nice to get away with FC Express and save the dough...ya know?

THanks in advance.

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Old January 26th, 2005, 07:21 AM   #2
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FCE is an excellent program, especially with the recent release of FCE HD. It's the same price as it always has been, $299, but now is bundled with Live Type and Sound Track.

FCP HD will handle more types of video and has a vector scope and more robust keyframing tools. I use both, FCE at home and FCP HD at work.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 01:01 PM   #3
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thanks,

but can I output a DVD video image with Express to be burned in Toast?
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Old January 26th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #4
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Certainly. It's done the same in both, you export your project as a self contained movie. In FCPHD you go to File>Export>QuickTime and choose self contained and in FCE you go to File>Export>Final Cut Movie and choose self contained. Both give you the same result, a QuckTime movie at 720x480 using the DV/DVC PRO codec.

These files can then be used in iDVD, Toast, DVD Studio Pro, etc to make a DVD. The DVD authoring process then converts them into MPEG 2s for use as a DVD.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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thanks!

i'll get back to yall when i'm at the next level.

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