*Here's the scoop* (I am testing this with only a 24sec. video):
*Using ScreenFlow >>* I am capturing my screen to create the tutorials. I am outputting them as: Web-High (best quality) H.264 multi-pass video encoding at 850 kbits/sec., AAC stereo at 96 kbits/sec., scale 100% or 1440x900 +(realizing the higher quality out the better so I can convert/compress down to flv 720X format/size and still end up with some quality)+. I've also kept the size the same throughout the process below, to no avail +(again rather go "down" to 720X so I don't lose quality, this is the desired final size for our software demo videos)+.
In Quicktime it looks absolutely awesome, clear, and the sound is perfect. I could stop here and convert these to flash for our site but I need to add intro/outros to "dress them up" and describe each tutorial. NOW...
*In Final Cut Express >>* I import the xxx.mov file in along with audio, etc. When finished with intro/outro/transitions I: 1) set mark in/mark out, then, sequence > render all(all checked). 2) File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion > and used Default, Broadband-High and Broadband-Medium,
and I've tried every setting in "QuickTime Movie" format as well as "Flash Video FLV" and NOTHING looks worth a darn.
If anyone has any suggestions, or is local in Scottsdale, AZ and wants to work for an hour Fri or Sat (yes paid, LOL), i could really use the help.
Thanks so much up front for any help-direction! Cheers.