FCP importing .mov files help

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mrfox0707, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. mrfox0707 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I'm new to using FCP and Mac's in general and would love some help.

    To start out with I'm a newbi and surly have done this the hard way.

    I shot some video with my vid cam that uses mini DV taps.

    I captured the video from my camera using iMovie HD and exported them as quicklime files. (.mov)

    When I take these files and try to import them into FCP I get this error message: File Error: 1 files(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown.

    I have FCP version 4.5 And I know, now, I can just capture the video form my camera into FCP but my fire wire cable is broken :(

    Is there anything I can do to get these .mov files into FCP without having to convert them to .DV

    Because it take my iMac 4-8 hours to convert them.

    Any help would be grand thanks
     
  2. lokibrehm macrumors newbie

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    If I didn't misunderstand your question, I think the quickest way to get the files from your imovie into FCP is to select all the clips you need on your imovie timeline, drag them to a folder of your choosing, then after the files are done copying just select those files from the folder and drop them into your final cut project.
    hope that helps :)
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    If your Firewire cable is broken, how did you capture the footage in iMovie? Why not get a new Firewire cable?

    .DV (DV Stream) is only used by iMovie - not by FCE or FCP.

    Also, what type of iMac are you using?

    -DH
     

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