Re: [videoblogging] FCE question...
> I just can't believe that setting the frame size of a project is a "pro"I couldn't agree more. All the free software I have and the
> feature. I mean ... that's SERIOUSLY messed up. A $300 editor should be
> able to set the frame size for Pete's sake.
entry-level Premiere elements all allow this.
- dissent, do I hear dissent.....PC's forever!!!
Rant on brother, rant on.....
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "David Meade" <meade.dave@...>
> Well I can compress it down to whatever I want. The final steps
> output arent a problem ... I just want to set the frame size of theproject
> before I start so that I dont have to resize/distort the sourcematerial
> just to then export it down at its original size.a "pro"
> I just can't believe that setting the frame size of a project is
> feature. I mean ... that's SERIOUSLY messed up. A $300 editorshould be
> able to set the frame size for Pete's sake.very
> sigh ... Premier elements is 1/3rd the cost it can set frame size.
> I also played with LiveType some this weekend ... and while it is a
> cool/powerful application the workflow to actually use it is MUCHmore
> painful than adding a key-frame-able title in Premier elements.LiveType
> may be able to do more, but if you want just a title you canIMHO.
> animate/fade/etc ... its just way more difficult than it should be
> Anyway ... don't believe the hype that creative things are SO much
> and more intuitive on a Mac. :Pso that I
> I'm gonna have to consider now a crazy-expensive editor ... just
> can set a frame size. Pppht. I wonder if apple knows there arenew mac
> users who are finding its actually easier to just go back to the PCin order
> to create their movies.step,
> On 7/2/07, randulo <spamsucks2005@...> wrote:
> > This is a PITA, but with an added step in the workflow (the last
> > usually), you can use a format converter to adjust the size.There are
> > many of these for Windoze, but I'm not sure what can do this on aMac.
> > Doesn't handbrake or hub do this? No, a quick look at hb showsit'll
> > do a lot but from DVD only.project?!
> > Take a look here: http://www.pure-mac.com/video.html
> > Quite a list, you may find what you need.
> > hope this helps
> > > On 1 Jul 2007, at 22:21, David Meade wrote:
> > >
> > > Isn't there a way to tell FCE, that I'm working on a 320x240
> > >the
> > > I hope I dont have to spend $1300 just for the ability to set
> > > size of myclaim the
> > > videos ... that's just crazy talk ... surely apple/mac doesn't
> > > creative higher ground if this is the case.
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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- Hey David,
I've found that Final Cut Pro isn't very good at editing mpeg4 video
anyway. What I do is use a setting in Compressor to transcode and
resize my files to conform to DV. It takes a bit of time but the
results are pretty good. Most every video that I've done for the last
year and half has been done that way. Let me know if you need help
setting that up.
- A fast way to transcode MP4 to DV is to use VisualHub. It has a
preset for DV and you just drag and drop. It is a really nice; we
used it when we were transcoding all the various formats for
Pixelodeon. You can drop almost any format and batch convert them to
almost any other format.
On Jul 2, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Michael Verdi wrote:
> Hey David,
> I've found that Final Cut Pro isn't very good at editing mpeg4 video
> anyway. What I do is use a setting in Compressor to transcode and
> resize my files to conform to DV. It takes a bit of time but the
> results are pretty good. Most every video that I've done for the last
> year and half has been done that way. Let me know if you need help
> setting that up.
> - Verdi
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