ex1 1080i footage cut in fcp -> quality sd dvd-secret sauce or alchemy? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:04 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: new york city, new york
Posts: 579
ex1 1080i footage cut in fcp -> quality sd dvd-secret sauce or alchemy?

ex1 1080i footage cut in fcp -> quality sd dvd-secret sauce or alchemy?

project was shot with ex1 1080i/35mbps vbr.

lots of talking heads against black duvateen backdrop.

cut in fcp using xdcam 1080i/vbr sequence preset.

now its time to output and make standard def dvds.

i've read several postings inferring alchemy or a secret sauce to have a successful downconvert from hd to sd.

i'm particularly concerned about the downconvert creating noise in the black duvateen backdrops.

anyone with real-world experience care to share their "secret sauce" or alchemy as i try to address these concerns?

is there a sticky or link which details the procedure from fcp -> compressor -> dvd studio pro (or any other "better" versions of this path)

thanks in advance to those who care to share.

be well

rob
smalltalk productions
Rob Katz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 25th, 2011, 11:47 AM   #2
Go Go Godzilla
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Posts: 2,765
Images: 15
Re: ex1 1080i footage cut in fcp -> quality sd dvd-secret sauce or alchemy?

You can try this as a jump-off point for your own tests:

Lumenosity Reviews & Workflows: Best Apple Compressor Settings for DVD Widescreen Downconversions
Robert Lane is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Adorama
(800) 223-2500
New York, NY

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Texas Media Systems
(512) 440-1400
Austin, TX

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

VideoGuys
(800) 323-2325
Mineola, NY

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2018 The Digital Video Information Network