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Outputting Graphics to Video Correctly In Final Cut Pro

So you've dedicated ten or more hours slaving in Illustrator and Photoshop to turn out the most incredible graphic for your company's most recently acquired, high-end client. Not just any client, but the really big fish that could finally put your small production house on the map! After you add the finishing touches to your graphic, you finally output to video, but somethings wrong! Your graphic is distorted because you didn't create a frame size that was the non-square pixel equivalent of the video frame size you're targeting!

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In a nutshell, here's what you need to keep in mind when creating a graphic for video purposes;

1. Create a frame size that's the square pixel equivalent of your target video frame. Use the page at this highlighted selection for equivalent sizes.

2. Create your graphic.

3. Rescale the graphic in your graphics program to the non-square equivalent used in FCP. After you import the footage into FCP you will find that it looks distorted on your computer but will be as right as rain when you output to video.

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Handling the HD in DVCPRO HD was the previous entry in this blog.

Upconverting SD for Use in High Definition Sequences is the next entry in this blog.

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