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MattijsMuller says

Maybe there’s alreay a thread about this, but what software (Mac OS X) do you guys use to make video’s from audio files?

It would be nice if it’s possible to put a still picture in…. and to do batch processing.

I had a look at ffmpeg but that’s quite advanced. iMovie seems a bit annoying…

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JasonGraham says

I use Final Cut Pro, but that might be overkill if you’re only going to be making videos of your songs for sharing on youtube. I do like it a lot better than iMovie, but iMovie should also be able to do the trick.

Have you seen these video loops? I have used some of these.

http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/339
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MattijsMuller says

Thanks Jason! I hadn’t seen those loops. Some of them are very nice!

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KabbalisticVillage says

I use Imovie.Load a picture you want into Iphoto and then open Imovie and select that picture – hold ur cursor over it and a little box will pop up and find clip adjustments and match it to your song length..then find your track in Itunes and hit Share to Youtube..pretty simple.

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DanHoodMusic says

Hey Mattijs! I use Imovie as well… it is a little clumsy, but it makes the uploading easy. and you can add Text very easily as well…

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MattijsMuller says

thanks guys! I didn’t think that much about the uploading part, but that’s nice feature of iMovie

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chatblanc says

imovie is the easiest

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MattijsMuller says

I tried iMovie, but the image stills looked horrible. I had more success with Final Cut Express (Pro or X are probably fine too).

Saving an image still in a compressed video format will decrease its quality. After uploading it to YouTube, it will be compressed again, and will get a bit worse. So the final result never looks as good as the image still that comes straight out of (for instance) Photoshop.

Anyway, my tips:

- make an image of exaclty 1280×720 pixels (16:9) and save it as JPG (quality 100%).

- in Final Cut Express/Pro/X, set the canvas size to HD 720p30 (1280×720 pixels, at 30 frames per second)

When the video is done:

- click File / Export / Using QuickTime Conversion…

- Format: “MPEG-4”, click “Options…”

- copy the settings from these screen shots

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