Exporting nano footage from FCP - settings?

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Exporting nano footage from FCP - settings?

Post by harryllama@yahoo.com » March 31st, 2011, 9:00 am

Alister and others,

We have been recording live concerts using the nanos with various EX cameras. We've set the nanos for 14O Mb/s, which looks much better than the native EX format footage! Now, what are the best settings to use to get an MOV we can bring into Encore for making high-quality blu-rays? We tried exporting a QT movie using current settings, but it didn't look nearly as good as the original footage, and according to VideoSpec the bit rate was only 50 Mb/s. (FCP says the nano clips are at 50 Mb/s, but I've read that this is as high as FCP will report a bit rate, no matter how much higher it is.) Anyway, what codec would you recommend for export as QT to retain the highest quality?

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Re: Exporting nano footage from FCP - settings?

Post by alisterchapman » March 31st, 2011, 7:20 pm

FCP can only export using the original XDCAM codecs, so export is limited to 50Mb/s. I would export using ProRes HQ for the best quality or normal ProRes for most projects.
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