Originally posted by wanea
Now when I import it to iMovie so I can had music to it, the movie looses more than half its quality. Anyone had this issue ? it's making me mad.
I had this issue a while back though I wasn't using imovie. I wanted to do a multimedia presentation that mostly used animated graphics and I looked for a delivery/editing codec. I was going to use the same codec for both because the delivery was on a big screen so I wanted to make sure I lost no quality. I expected DV to be ok but when I converted into it, it looked horrible - all blocky. Nothing I tried worked.
I only got two codecs to give me acceptable output - animation and Pixlet - and they are lossless so I kind of expect them to be good. But I was very disappointed that DV gave such horrible output.
I'm pretty sure that when I exported from Final Cut straight to DVD via Compressor, the DVD came out ok though. You could try converting to DV via Quicktime Pro as it has some other options in there.
Brian Green wrote:
hen I started it up again, my iMovie project wasn't saved as I had left it. Most of the clips had been moved to the trash in iMovie and a screen popped up asking if I'd like to recover them. I said yes, and they put all of the clips back in the clip area, but not down in the timeline like they were.
This happened to me today. I had an open and previously saved movie project and was importing loads of stuff before I realized it was NTSC where it should have been PAL. So, I decided to choose new project where it asked me if I wanted to stop the import and I said yes. Now there were some clips already in the clip panel and some things in the timeline so I assumed it would just stop importing the new clips and close the project.
Imovie actually crashed at this point. When I opened imovie again, it opened the NTSC project again but instead of showing the clips that had been imported and the timeline, it did exactly as you describe, everything had been trashed and it asked to recover them but it just put them back into the clip panel. Fortunately it was just a test project but I'd stick to Final Cut for anything serious.