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  1. DPoon

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    I just recently picked up Final Cut Express, however I don't know shit about video editing, creating, adding music/sound, etc.

    So where do I start? is there an quick reference guide I can go to?

    I have an .avi file encoded with divx. What I am trying to do is add an intro/title to the avi. Add different music/sound clips and then create a ending credits screen.
     
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    the manual that comes with it is especially detailed with the basics, there were good video tutorials I found on the internets, I'll link it to you when I find it.
     
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    How can I keep my original resolution when I am finished with the project? The original file I have is perfect quality, but when Im done editing it in FC it looks like shit.
     
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    Maybe I'm a MAC or FCE noob or something, but when I am done adding titles, credits and music to my avi file and export it it looks like shit. and the files ends up being huge, 2gis+

    All I am trying to do is take my crystal clear 375mb avi file and add a title, credits and music. Which I don't think after adding them in should take over 500mb.

    but again, it ends up looking like shit.
     
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    This is going to be difficult, because you're going to have to convert the file a few times to do this.

    DIVX, while a great playback format, is not an editing format, so FCE is probably converting the file to an editing format such as DV which is compressed so you're going to lose a small amount data there.

    Further when you export the clip, be very aware of your export settings as that determines the quality to a great degree... But be aware that you will likely lose a great deal of data in this process.

    What format are you exporting to, and what settings?
     

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