Re: FCP screening sizes and output formats

From: Cari Machet (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Mar 24 2008 - 12:54:38 PDT

your output from fcp should just be 'current' settings
if you are making a chunky movie it won't fit on your dvd
i would reduce the file size thru conversion in compressor
they say it is a better conversion than fcp
it is sort of something you will have to play with to see what works best
file size wise
if the film is just a short you shouldn't run into much of a problem
and can just use your current settings output


On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Jeff Kreines <email suppressed>

> On Mar 24, 2008, at 4:42 AM, Stefanos Pavlakis wrote:
> > Any suggestions what my best output from Final Cut
> > would be (onto DvD) and what size of screen I could
> > project on, without getting embarrassed with the image
> > quality on screen?
> Think of the apparent size of the theater screen in relation to where
> you are sitting. A 30 foot wide screen seen from 60 feet away (two
> screen widths) will look similar in terms of resolution to a 20" TV
> seen 40" away (note that a 20" TV is measured diagonally, but we'll
> ignore that for now).
> Our local theater often shows NTSC video (usually from DVD) and I try
> to sit much further back than I do than when they are projecting 35mm
> film.
> The smaller the screen, the higher the resolution of the projector,
> the better it will look. If the theater has a higher res projector
> some of the newer DVD and HD players have very good upressing
> algorithms that will give an apparent increase in resolution. Some
> of these cost less than $100, and if the output is compatible with
> the projector (and if the projector has enough resolution to take
> advantage of it) it might help.
> Remember -- content is always more important than resolution!
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