Compatibility With Windows x264?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mindbenT, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. mindbenT macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    I really don't know much about codecs in general and being new to MACS isn't going to help either, but basically I want to make my gaming movies on my brand new macbook pro and just take raw AVI clips from my windows computer and import them to Final Cut or whatever. My question is, when I make the AVI or MP4 or WHATEVER it is (I am able to render the movie right in the game in any codec I want), is there a x264 codec that I can render it in then send to my mac for editing? Thanks.
  2. andy89 macrumors 6502

    May 22, 2005
    Folkestone, England
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    H.264 is the default format in QuickTime 7, but Apple didn't invent it. You shouldn't have any problems with playing H.264 (or some of its variants) on Macs.
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    Can you render the game play into DV? That would be the easiest to edit. Avi, Mp4, h.264, etc will all require you to do a lot of rendering in FCP to be able to edit. Export to DV and you can edit right away.
  5. mindbenT thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006

    Thank you for responses. I will definitly use my iPod as a hardrive and put my raw clips in 264 format on my iPod and then try opening them on my MAC. Thanks again for help.
  6. :DRS:Church macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2006
    hey new guy,,,its Mac or mac,,,not MAC. Just trying to keep you from looking likea noob:)
  7. GFLPraxis macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Yeah, MAC stands for Media Access Control, Mac is the computer. We networking nerds get all uptight about that ;)

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