FCP 6.0.4 forces audio render of dv file

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by t1937r0, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. t1937r0 macrumors 6502a

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    I've got several DV (NTSC) files that Final Cut Studio does not like much.

    It doesn't seem to matter how I configure my sequence presets.

    I've tried every combination of audio codec settings possible in a DV
    sequence preset, but I've been unable to find a match to the DV (NTSC)
    clip's item properties.

    Each time I've changed the sequence presets, I've created a new sequence
    to make sure that the sequence matches my chosen preset.

    Attached, I have the item properties for a representative DV (NTSC) file,
    and just for reference, the item properties for one of the sequence settings.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance!
     

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  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    FCP doesn't like stuff that ends in .DV. If you transcode the file into a MOV you should be good to go. The simplest way to do this is to select your file in the Browser, right click, Export, QuickTime Movie (*NOT* QT conversion), then select "DV NTSC 48k" from the drop down list.


    Lethal
     
  3. t1937r0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.

    Yeah, I've found that transcoding to a number of other formats will work,
    but I was trying to avoid the time that requires for something that FCP
    *should* be able to edit natively (imo, of course).
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Not all files are created equally though. There are a number of different codecs used by different hardware and software makers to capture material from DV cameras.
    FCP likes everything in .MOV since QT provides the underlying architecture for all audio and video on the Mac. FCP is also based on code from 1999ish so hopefully when the roll out a completely brand new, written from the ground up version of FCP it will shed many of the limitations the current version has.

    Lethal
     

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