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Video quality

Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 4:33pm

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FXhomer53903

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I use a canon vixia hf m300 full HD camcorder. When I add effects and then render my videos, the video quality drops and gets blurry. Please help.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 7:39pm

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Axeman

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Video quality has everything to do with what codec you use when you import the video into EffectsLab, and what codec you use when you export. We will need that info in order to offer specific assistance.

Actually, there is one other potential factor, and that is the resolution of your project in EffectsLab. If you import HD footage into an SD project, then you will likely see a quality drop.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 8:41pm

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FXhomer53903

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I imported the video using imovie.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 8:44pm

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OK, thanks for that. You are using Quicktime then. If you can let us know what Quicktime codec you used when you exported from iMovie, and what codec you chose when you rendered from EffectsLab, that's the info that will be most helpful.
Posted: Tue, 19th Apr 2011, 10:59pm

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FXhomer53903

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.mov
Posted: Tue, 19th Apr 2011, 11:09pm

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Axeman

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.mov is the file extension used by the Quicktime format. Your .mov file can use one of many different codecs. Use the Export Using Quicktime command when you export the footage from iMovie, and you can choose what codec the footage uses. I recommend the Animation codec.

This knowledgebase article discusses codecs somewhat, if you want to get more familiar with them.
Posted: Sun, 1st May 2011, 4:28pm

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FXhomer53903

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I have imovie 09 and there is no option for setting a codec.
Posted: Sun, 1st May 2011, 7:45pm

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You have to use the "Export Using Quicktime" option, but it does give you full control.