Final Cut Xpress - Exporting to Quicktime

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by gzuzfrk, Jun 5, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2004
    I am a newbie to FCX-1 and am exporting my first movie to Quicktime. I eventually want to burn my movie to DVD. Anyway, my export from FCX to Quicktime is taking 15 hours for a 20 minute video. Is this the standard duration for a typical export to Quicktime? Or does this sound pretty lengthy?
    Is there a quicker way to export a FCX movie to Quicktime? :confused:
  2. macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    actually its called FCE for short, Final Cut Express.
    And 20 hours isnt HORRIBLY bad, if you have a slow computer.
    encoding takes forever. just leave it running all night or something.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2004
    Thank you very much for confirming that encoding takes such a long time. I guess I'll have to live with it until I score my dual-processor G5.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2003
    Timonium MD
  5. macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2004
    Yea, I'd be interested in your computer.

    I'm getting the system listed in my signature below, and I plan to do a lot of editing with FCE.

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