FCP HD questions.

djhspawn

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I was asked today if I have the HD Intermediate Codec for my Mac Pro. Would this be somthing that would of been bundled with FCP HD?
 

LethalWolfe

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If you have FCP HD (aka FCP 4.5) you do not have AIC or ProRes (a new codec Apple just released). If you have FCP 5 you have AIC but not ProRes, and if you have FCP 6 you have AIC and ProRes.


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djhspawn

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so the HD intermediate codec and the apple intermediate codec are the same?

and I do have FCP HD 5.

Thanks for the help.
 

LethalWolfe

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so the HD intermediate codec and the apple intermediate codec are the same?
Just to be on the safe side I would double check w/the person who asked you as to what exactly they want as Apple doesn't have anything called an "HD intermediate codec". They might have meant the AIC or they might have meant ProRes HD or they might have been completely mistaken. ;)


Lethal
 

djhspawn

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Just to be on the safe side I would double check w/the person who asked you as to what exactly they want as Apple doesn't have anything called an "HD intermediate codec". They might have meant the AIC or they might have meant ProRes HD or they might have been completely mistaken. ;)


Lethal

I made the call. Here is what I really need to know, the footage I capture is HDV, I edit it in its 1440 x 1080. With FCP, and I able to export it in 1920 x 1080? And if so, any links on how?
 

LethalWolfe

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I made the call. Here is what I really need to know, the footage I capture is HDV, I edit it in its 1440 x 1080. With FCP, and I able to export it in 1920 x 1080? And if so, any links on how?
Exporting the footage is very simple, but picking which codec to use depends on what you are going to be doing w/the exported files. Some codecs are better for retaining maximum quality but at very large file sizes while others don't look quite as good (or are more difficult to work with if further editing needs to be done) but have much more manageable file sizes.


Lethal