Teach me about Final Cut and ripping/encoding video for iPods.

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  1. verbal

    verbal Active Member

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    I have Final Cut and I want to start pulling video from my miniDV cam. There's so many video compressions out there I'm not sure which is the best to use for storing my video clips. I know if I plan on editing later I shouldn't use any compression, but I'm talking about my final end clips for use other places.

    I also want to learn about encoding videos to put on my iPod. What is the best program to encode video for it?

    I currently only have an iPod video, but I will be getting an iPhone and maybe a future iPod Touch. I'm assuming I would be encoding differently depending on the size screen the iPod has. I'd like to be able to hook the iPod up to a TV and watch the videos there. I'm not sure if that means different encoding or not.
     
  2. Raider007

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    1) final cut express would be a good starting points for home users, FCP seems like over kill
    2) if you're capturing off miniDV tapes, you'll want to capture using NTSC DV as the preset
    3) isquint/visual hub are your best bets for encoding for the ipod
     
  3. Stemby

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    if you have FCP take the file in there and send it to compressor(i will do everything else after you tell it what you want)
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    I use .mp4 compression with audio set at 128k, video being around 29.97fps, and a screen size around 320 wide. there are plenty of ipod video tutorials out there for converting videos so if you get the settings from those, it will give you a better understanding of how to save it in FCP/FCE
     
  5. verbal

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    Does anyone hook up their iPod to a TV to watch video? Is it even worth doing?
     
  6. verbal

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    Just bought visualhub. Haven't played yet though.

    Anyone hook their ipod to a TV to watch videos? How does it look?
     
  7. itwasntme

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    Looks ok on CRT's, but LCD's and Projectors are assed out.
     
  8. verbal

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    So are there any much change advanced settings on visualhub to get the best out of it?
     

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