HD to SD Downconversion
For those situations in which you are editing high definition (HD) sources in Final Cut Pro
and want to create a standard definition (SD) DVD from them, Compressor provides
high-quality downconversion. Compressor retains as much detail as possible during
scaling and correctly preserves progressive or interlaced formats when encoding to
MPEG-2 for DVD.
To see the source media resolution and frame rate
Import the source media file into the Batch window.
Click the source’s name in the Batch window.
The source media file’s resolution and frame rate, along with its duration, appear in the
lower-left corner of the Preview window.