Mpeg 4 H.264 in Flash MX, After Effects, FCP 5

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mashinhead, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Oct 7, 2003
    I need to do a project in flash or after effects. I have extracted a movie clip in Mpeg format. Can i import that into Flash MX, or do i need to convert it to edit it. Also can import and mpeg 4 file into after effects.

    also on a side note, because i could have extracted this clip as an h.264 file, is that supported by final cut pro. and after editing it in FCP 5, what would i export it as to take it into flash mx?

    Any help is appreciate. Thanks.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    Simple answer: try it! Flash MX usually handles most things that you throw at it.

    On a different note, try not to compress video till the last stage. The reason for this is each conversion from compressed to uncompressed, back to compressed degrades the quality a bit more.
  3. macrumors 68020


    May 9, 2001
    Do not use the h.264, is very slow in the playback.

    pulsewidth947 is right.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    FCP can handle all formats supported by QuickTime. That would include H.264. Why would you want to code into H.264 if you still want to edit it later? Just export as a QT movie than you dont have to deal with the compression. Where are you getting the footage from?

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