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Old March 28th, 2010, 07:22 AM   #1
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Suggestions for Color Correction or Encoding?

I've begun videotaping concerts for a local venue in Chattanooga, TN. I use three Canon HV40s, record the sound from the board, and edit in FCP7. I have Magic Bullet but do not use it for these concerts. Finally, I use Compressor 3.5 to encode. Here's the link below, plus the encoding specs. Does anyone have any recommendations to make the video sharper or better color? I have not been happy with the 3-way color corrector, because even the slightest adjustment to the lows blows them out. I know one of the problems is that the HV40 is not a prosumer camcorder and does not handle low light very well. The other question, about the sharpness - should I change my pixel ratio from default to square? That's the only thing I can think of that would make it pixelated like that (it's not terrible but I think it can be better). Thanks for any feedback!

Chattanooga Tennessee Wedding Videographer

Name: Archiving
Description: for HD content
File Extension: mov
Estimated size: 6.44 GB/hour of source
Audio Encoder
AAC, Stereo (L R), 44.100 kHz
Video Encoder
Format: QT
Width: (100% of source)
Height: (100% of source)
Pixel aspect ratio: Default
Crop: None
Padding: None
Frame rate: (100% of source)
Frame Controls On:
Retiming: (Fast) Nearest Frame
Resize Filter: Linear Filter
Deinterlace Filter: Better (Motion Adaptive)
Adaptive Details: On
Antialias: 0
Detail Level: 0
Field Output: Progressive
Codec Type: H.264
Multi-pass: On, frame reorder: On
Pixel depth: 24
Spatial quality: 75
Min. Spatial quality: 25
Key frame interval: 30
Temporal quality: 50
Min. temporal quality: 25
Average data rate: 15.36 (Mbps)
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