Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Finishing and exporting your movie, part of Photography Video Workflow: Final Cut Pro + Canon 5D Mark II.
So when you get to the point where you've completed all your editing, you are…then ready to deliver the product to your customer. And there are many…different ways to do that. I would like to take about a handful of the most…popular ways of getting this project out the door. And a few of those would be…of course delivering in a Windows Media format, possibly delivering in a Flash…file format, or of course a DVD, or maybe even iPhone or iTouch/iPod which are…all very popular today.…So let's talk about all those, as a matter of fact. So one thing I do want to…recommend you do, is make sure your sequence has been rendered completely, and…how do you double check that? Well, Click on a sequence to make sure that it's…been selected, then navigate up to the Sequence option here at the top menu,…Mouse-Click and select Render All.…
Now, when you select this, make sure these are all checked, if they are not, go…ahead and check them all and then come back and select Render All. When you…select this option of course Final Cut Pro will go through and make sure…
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- Preparing system hardware for editing HD footage
- Creating a Canon 5D Mark II project preset for HD video
- Transferring and importing Canon HD video files into Final Cut Pro
- Editing with three-point edits, drag and drop, and automated techniques
- Understanding transitions and filters for HD video
- Converting non-drop frame to drop frame for broadcasting
- Finishing a project out to DVD, Windows Media, Flash, or QuickTime
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the sequence in the "Auto sequence setup" chapter, the QuickTime video setting is set to H.264, after the instructor prompts us to import the movie into ProRes422 or similar. Therefore, my movie will be 422 and my QuickTime video compressor sequence setting is H.264. Shouldn’t the sequence be set to the same codec as the movie that has been imported?
A: The general rule is that you should edit your footage in the same codec that it was shot in unless you are shooting with a codec like H.264 (Canon, HDSLR cameras). Outside of the HDSLR circle, professional videographers will select a video camera that they believe has the best codec to shoot in. Once that selection has been made they'll typically leave the codec alone while editing.
In the case of Canon HDSLRs, the codec is very challenging to work with, hence the reason for transcoding to ProRes 422. Because H.264 is extremely tough for all editing systems, Canon recommends transcoding their H.264 native codec to ProRes 422. You don't have to do this. Final Cut Pro will edit either way.
Even if the sequence settings are different then the codec used, Final Cut Pro will allow you to go either way. You always have a choice. That's one of many reasons to use Final Cut Pro.