Best video format for impoting to fce

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by hotshotharry, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. hotshotharry macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2007
    So after a pile of reading it looks like FCE4 converts the imported footage to AIC.

    Has anyone come across any information that shows fce natively supports a particular format? And if not, then is there a format that would have the least conversion losses.

    AVHCD is transcoded for sure

    quote "AVCHD footage is not captured natively but is transcoded to Apple Intermediate Codec."

    from FCE users manual
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    You can work w/DV natively. For working w/HD AIC is probably your best bet.

  3. hotshotharry thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2007
    sorry yeah i was talking HD

    right AIC would likely be the best choice as there is no conversion then, So would it support HDV? Is that the same as DV just HD?
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    No, HDV is long-GOP MPEG-2 compression at the same bitrate as DV, and I believe FCE also converts that to AIC on import.
  5. hotshotharry thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 6, 2007
    ok so looks like both the popular formats avhcd and the hdv will both be converted, so in that respect, likely neither would have much of an avantage as far as importing goes ....

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