FCP export settings for import in iMovie '08

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by tcgjeukens, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. tcgjeukens macrumors regular


    May 16, 2007
    Esbeek, the Netherlands
    Q: What QT/ Compressor export settings do I need to use in FCP in order to be able to import the MOV file in iLife '08?

    The reason for using iLife '08 is solely for sharing the movie to dotMac.
    (if you know alternatives bypassing iMovie '08 ... be my guest).

    I create my footage with a Sony HDR-HC7.
    I capture the footage on my Macs (G5 and MBP) via FCP.
    I edit my sequence in FCP using the HDV sequence presets
    I output using FCP export to Quicktime. MOV file has HDV properties.

    Funny: the captured MOV file with HDV properties can be read by iMovie '08 :eek:, the edited sequence with exactly the same HDV properties can not be read by iMovie '08 :mad:.

    I tried a Compressor conversion to:
    - Apple preset iTV --> no import
    - Apple preset iPod video --> no import
    - Apple preset m2v and m4v --> both no import
    - Apple preset mp4 --> no import

    iLife help mentiones that it accepts DV, mp4 and some MOV formats.
    Q: what is the list of "some"

    Please help.

  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006

    Are you using iWeb, or do you want this to simply be in one of your downloads folders on .Mac ?

    Either way, try this:

    First: Export the movie as a quictime file with H.264 video, AAC audio, whatever quality setting, screen size etc that you are happy with. If you want people to be able to view it as it's downloading be sure and check the "fast start with compressed header" option
    This will take the longest to get the qaulity and file size you're looking for.
    ( I *really* wish quicktime would give file size predictions )

    In the Finder select the "GO" menu, and click on "idisk", and "My idisk" once that mounts on your desktop, you should be able to navigate to your public folder and drop the file in there. There may be more to this, I haven't done it in like 3 years , so check with your .Mac documentation an dhelp files.


    If you're using iWeb, make a new page and simply drag the file on the page and publish! And you're done!

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