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    Question maintaining original video size

    Hello:

    I note that when I import my files there are 1080i (1920 x 1080 HD).

    How can I maintain this quality when exporting from i-movie?

    Or, must a select a lesser quality by default such as 940 x 540?

    To maintain the highest quality, what is the best file format to use?

    Thank you. Iain (using a MAC with i-movie, Canon 1DMKIV camera and Canon S100 video camera)
    Last edited by Iain Williams; 04-18-2010 at 06:59 AM. Reason: clarification

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    The most practical way to maintain quality for the final output is to match source to destination, i.e select the same export settings as your original video. However, how much you compress your video depends on your delivery method, that is how you want to show your video. Some of these have practical limitations (for example for uploading to the web, you will want to reduce the bitrate), whilst some have format limitations (you will need to convert a set format for DVD or Blu Ray).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Peters View Post
    The most practical way to maintain quality for the final output is to match source to destination, i.e select the same export settings as your original video. However, how much you compress your video depends on your delivery method, that is how you want to show your video. Some of these have practical limitations (for example for uploading to the web, you will want to reduce the bitrate), whilst some have format limitations (you will need to convert a set format for DVD or Blu Ray).
    Thanks Marc

    I understand the output depends on the final result - such as u-tube, i-phone ,etc.

    However, in this case I have a client (I am a still photographer) who wants the highest quality video(edited) given back to him.

    How do I match the input with output in i-movie - or must I use a different program?

    Also, I note that the MOV output file seems very good.

    Is there a way to save to MOV when using i-movie?

    Is there a way to maintain the full size of the video during output?

    Many thanks from a good still photographer buy a lousy post process videographer Iain

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    .MOV using the H.264 codec and the same frame size should do the trick.

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    Thanks Marc. I think I need to do some reading about codes so I know how to do this in I-movie.....Iain

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    Hi again

    OK I've figure out the H.264 MOV codec thing. It was in the advanced setting of I-Movie.

    When I process the 1DMKIV video which is imported as a MOV file (this is how it comes out of the camera) and outputted it looks great.

    However, when I input the S100 video at the highest setting, then output to the same setting as the MKIV (using i-movie) the resulting video is awful - it is highly pixalated.

    Do you know what I am doing wrong here??

    Thank you....Iain

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