Mediaworks - Final Cut Final Screening

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For the final screening all playback clips will need to be conformed to a common setting to streamline playback, as well as prep material to be authored into a DVD.

Playback will be performed using Quicktime Pro 7.

Sequence Settings

  1. Once editing is completed right click on the sequence in the browser window and select Duplicate.
  2. Right click on the duplicated sequence and choose Sequence Settings.
  3. In the bottom right of the sequence settings window click the Load Sequence Preset button.
  4. Choose the preset:
  • Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
  • 1920x1080 60i
  • 48kHz

Scale Footage

After changing sequence settings some footage may need size adjustments to fill the screen. 4:3 aspect ratio footage will become pillarboxed (black bars on either side of the image).

  1. Preselect all the clips in the timeline.
  2. From the top menu choose Modify > Scale to Sequence.

All the clips should now look correctly sized.

Add Pre & Post Roll

For the screening be sure to add some black at the start and end of the piece.

  1. In Final Cut click on the video generators tab and select Slug.
  2. In the top left corner of the viewer window type a duration of 3 seconds.
  3. Click and drag the black slug to the beginning of the timeline.
  4. Repeat from step 1 and add 5 seconds of black slug at the end of all the audio and clips.


  1. Go to File > Export > Quicktime Movie
  2. Name the file
    • Last_First (example: Joan Smith = Smith_Joan)
  3. Leave all other settings at the default options and click Save.
  4. Quality check the file in Quicktime 7.

Post to Orca

Save the file (example: to Workspace > Final Screening Drop Box