FCP: Help With Project Setup

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Mac In School, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Mac In School macrumors 65816

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    I have some screen capture clips that are H.264 files with dimensions of 960 x 600. .mov extensions.

    I need to load them into Final Cut Pro for editing. The output will be the same 960 x 600 sizes.

    I'm pretty new to FC. Can someone walk me through this process?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mac In School thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This is what my file info looks like, if that helps.
     

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  3. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    h.264 is not a codec made for editing. it is strictly a distribution codec.

    you'll have to transcode the videos to a format more suited for editing (like ProRes).
     
  4. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    As stated before, transcode your footage to AIC or ProRes first. Then you'll want to adjust your sequence settings (Cmd+0) to match the dimensions and timebase of the video.
     

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