FCE Help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by rontheancient, May 15, 2008.

  1. rontheancient macrumors regular

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    I will be editing HD video with Final Cut Express. However, the raw video is from a Panasonic HVX200 and I dont know if FCE supports the DVCPro-HD format. I do have experience editing in Sony Vegas 7, and learning on FCE.

    Thanks,
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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  3. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    -----^ what he said

    You'll have to capture in the Apple Intermediate Codec (not the nicest of formats to work with but it'll work i think)

    tbh - I'd be on the lookout for a cheap copy of Final Cut Pro on eBay. It'll be worth it if you're working with a camera like that regularly.
     
  4. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    actually what am i talking about - AIC is for HDV only isn't it?

    what about.................converting the DVCPRO HD into a DV/HDV format in Quicktime and working with that.

    Though each conversion/compression = less and less quality each time.
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The DVCPro HD codec only comes bundled w/FCP so I don't think the OP's Mac will even be able to read the files.


    Lethal
     
  6. rontheancient thread starter macrumors regular

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    The camera is on loan to me and I will probably use it once. The owner of the camera offered to convert it into a useable format for me. I just thought I would save some time and do the import myself. But thanks anyway.
     
  7. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that Quicktime Pro would be able to perform the conversion. But if he has offered to convert it for you i'd take him up on that then it's his headache.
     

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