I have been trying to place a QT file exported from Flash onto a Final Cut Pro timeline with mixed results. I am exporting Flash to QT at 720x480, 29.97 fps, and it looks fine until I place the file on the FCP timeline (which is working at dv/dvcpro NTSC 720x480, 29.97 fps) at which point the QT movie becomes pixelated. The only thing I can think of is that the pixels are square and not rectangular. I have tried to export the Flash file into the dv/dvcpro format, rather than a raw QT file, but then it is the QT file that looks pixelated before I even put it into FCP. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong? Is this all because the Flash movie is formatted for 4:3 and not for square pixels?
anyone? I have even followed the wikiHow on this but no luck. The resolution when put on the FCP timeline is terrible.
So I figured this out. It just looks terrible on the FCP timeline, it appears as if it is not yet interlaced, perhaps to keep memory to a minimum and because Flash in QT isn't necessarily video per se. Once I exported and burned to dvd it looked fine.
Thanks for the answer, me! Very helpful!