Post Production

Media Composer 101 – Lesson 9 – Export Settings Part 1

Besides always being asked “How do I do Transfer Modes in Media Composer?”, the next question I always get asked is “Why don’t my exports look very good?”, and at the end of the day, if your footage looks great in Media Composer, but terrible in QuickTime, chances are your Export Settings aren’t set up correctly.  The Export Settings can be a confusing ocean of options, where if you don’t set everything correctly, you’re headed for a world of murky looking footage.  In part one of our two part look at Export Settings, we talk about how to do a Same As Source, non recompressed, export, as well as an export to an alternative codec.  This is something you might have to do, but why wait for an export, only to have to process the file again?  Simply do the conversion on export, and save yourself, and your client, a lot of wasted time!

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Kevin P McAuliffe is a three time North American ProMax award winning editor and a Media Composer editor for over 15 years. He is a featured trainer at MacProVideo and is also one of the…

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