Use Keynote in Final Cut Pro?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by F. Todd Wilson, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. Hello,

    I'm doing a promotional video for a friend, mostly an 'infomercial'
    kind of video. I'd like to use a Keynote presentation as the 'anchor'
    for the whole video. In other words, I'd like to create a Keynote
    presentation that can run the length of the voice-over, using some of
    Keynote's strengths (text bullets, animated charts, etc) and then
    cutting/overlaying video with transitions as appropriate.

    Creating the Keynote presentation isn't hard. Figuring out how to
    export it to QuickTime isn't hard. But what are the right export
    settings to get the right size video into FCP? I know about doing
    graphics in a program such as Photoshop and then resizing to take
    account of the square-pixels issue. But how do you do that for a Keynote
    presentation being exported as a QuickTime movie? What are the settings
    that would give the best quality for this purpose?

    BTW, 1024x768 and 800x600 are available defaults for the Keynote theme
    I want to use....


    F. Todd Wilson, Feb 24, 2005
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  2. F. Todd Wilson

    Mark Albert Guest

    I would just export to QuickTime as Full Quality DV, then let Final Cut
    Pro deal with the final encoding. No sense in compressing the Keynote
    presentation twice, unless space is an issue.
    Mark Albert, Mar 1, 2005
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