View Full Version : need help with final cut pro...help

Dec 2, 2009, 12:39 PM
ok im editing a school project and i need to add a computerized voice and use it to replace the audio from the director. I have the computer voices in mp3 format but when i try and insert .. all i get are beeps .. what do i have to do ? mp3 format wont work right ?? so i need to convert it ?? pls help

Dec 2, 2009, 12:49 PM
The beep means that you have to render the audio via Menu Bar > Sequence > Render.

Or you convert the .mp3 file to an .aiff or .wav file via QT Pro, as .mp3s are compressed and .aiff and .wav files are not.

Btw, you could also take a look at the manual, as my answer came up first via searching for "beep" in the FCP. See page 628.

Dec 2, 2009, 12:50 PM
Use QT or iTunes to convert the MP3s into 16bit/48k AIFFs.


Dec 2, 2009, 01:02 PM
Yeah, convert to .aiff, FCP doesn't like MP3s too much. command (open apple) R will let you render

Dec 2, 2009, 02:06 PM
thanks guys i got it done .. sorry for the noob question:o

Dec 4, 2009, 03:13 PM
If you have the latest Compressor, you can make droplets for fast conversions. I made one to convert audio files to AIFF 16/48.
I uploaded it at http://www.sendspace.com/file/t632zf in case you want to use it.