Simon Hutchins

Simon Hutchins


I have 7d footage which I'm trying to export from Final cut express and when I do it loses quality and comes out a little pixelated.

The video is 1920 x 1080, 25 fps, in 'Get Info' it tells me Codecs: H.264, Linear PCM. The total bit rate is 46,000- 47,000.

In Final Cut the easy set up for the project is HDV-Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i50.

Then I export it at Compression Type: H.264. Keyframes every 25 fr. Encoding: Best Quality.

And export Dimensions: 1280x720 HD

What am I doing wrong?

Please Help I need to sort this ASAP.

Dan Skahan

Dan Skahan Plus

Try exporting from FCE using QuickTime Movie. This should give you a large .mov file.
Open that file with MPEG Streamclip and export to the prescribed settings given on this site for that application.


Simon Hutchins

Simon Hutchins

Hi there I've actually moved to premiere pro and just to be certain I've set up a project dslr 1050 25 fr and if i export at h.264 and from premiere pro once iv finished my edit, it comes out as an mpeg4, is this right and i'm not 100% certain if it comes out best quality with these settings? Also just to comfirm I don't need to convert the footage into something before editing in pro?

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