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Loosing Too Much Definition Converting Mpeg-2 Videos

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I am a user of Final Cut Studio and I need to convert MPEG-2 720 x 480 vidéos for a new project as it is not compatible.

 

Unfortunately, when I use the video converter in Toast 10, I can't find a video format that is satisfying among MPEG-4, Quick Time, DV and PRO RES 422. Each time I am loosing too much definition converting to the same parameters: 720 x 480.

 

The only interested way I found is to convert to HD format 1920 x 1080 (with PRO RES 422) but it makes too large files for the result (as I see no difference between the original MPEG-2 and the new result) and it is not useful.

 

Any suggestions?

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DVC-PRO50 NTSC should do nicely. Choose QuickTime as the export and then set that as the type. I also find it helpful to choose Progressive rather than Interlaced. The audio should be 48 khz PCM.

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DVC-PRO50 NTSC should do nicely. Choose QuickTime as the export and then set that as the type. I also find it helpful to choose Progressive rather than Interlaced. The audio should be 48 khz PCM.

Thanks for your help but, I am still loosing a lot of definition converting those MPEG-2 files and I don't understand why!

 

I will continue to try every possible combination with the conversion tool and hope to find one that is adequate.

 

Any other suggestion?

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Thanks for your help but, I am still loosing a lot of definition converting those MPEG-2 files and I don't understand why!

 

I will continue to try every possible combination with the conversion tool and hope to find one that is adequate.

 

Any other suggestion?

I don't understand why this is happening, either. Using the AppleTV preset should have been just fine. The setting I suggested has only a 2:1 compression so it should be essentially identical to the source. Are you viewing them at actual size? They naturally look bad if enlarged. If you can post example frames I'd like to see what is happening.

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