View Full Version : Just want to make sure I did it right - please reply exact directions to convert mov

Directed By Cire
10-02-2006, 05:05 AM
I wanted to get some info on how you guys made your files. How do you create the mpeg2 files?

Using FCP I exported from Quicktime Conversion - what settings did you use?

I made one with video at 400kbits and Audio 22khz and it came out to be 46mb
and one without changing the settings and it turned out to be 518mb,

What are the exact steps to take to get the correct files on the server?

I appreciate your help,


Jaime V
10-02-2006, 05:24 AM
I can't speak for the exact directions, as I don't use FCP but things to check:

1) you sure you're using the h264 codec
2) resolution is 400 x 225
3) limit the bitrate, my project was around 5:30 and I was able to get away with a bitrate of around 1000kbps I think.
4) i used aac for audio compression, and lowered from 48 khz, but my sound sucked originally, so I felt no great loss there. If you have awesome sound, you may be in a different boat.

Good luck. Hopefully someone else with FCP can chime in.