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Old February 5th, 2013, 06:11 PM   #31
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Re: DVD Quality

Glad to be of help! I only use Compressor when I'm converting an export from FCPX to h.264 to upload to YouTube or Vimeo.
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Old February 11th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #32
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Re: DVD Quality

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Just a question, you're not using Proxy files for your editing are you?

I ask because you say one of your videos is over an hour long, so it wouldn't be unusual for someone to be working in Proxy.

If so, go into your FCP-X Preferences files and switch to Original Media before you make your master.

Also, FCP-X does not use Quicktime unless you add a stage to do that. It's based entirely on AVFoundation which has none of the Quicktime issues.

The first thing I'd do is make sure you're out of Proxy and in Original Media quality - then use the internal FCP-X DVD burner to make a quick direct DVD of the short file.
Question: Is the suggestion to change the Preferences to "Original Media" ONLY because of the long one-hour video file? Or, is that a good "~standard" procedure if one doesn't necessarily want a QuickTime file?

I guess the default for a Master File is a QuickTime format.

P.S. David: Thans for the reply and feedback.

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Old February 20th, 2013, 07:59 PM   #33
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Re: DVD Quality

The way I understand it, if your timeline is linked to Proxy files (which are reduced in size and resolution from the original media) then X will use those as the sources when you Share your work.

Obviously, if you're just doing email client updates or are looking for iPhone or iPad size versions, Proxy files are great, so there's no reason to up-rez before you Share.

But if you're looking to final master for high rez, it just makes sense to have your project use the highest quality source files.

So switching the links to the Original Media will ensure that X encodes masters from the highest quality sources.
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