Final Cut Express Export Formats

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by revdarth, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. revdarth macrumors newbie

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    Hi - I am looking to purchase Final Cut Express as a video editing solution for my new mac (transitioning from Windows). I cannot find the info on the apple site about what export formats are available. It just says, "Project export using any QuickTime file format, including MPEG-4, for distribution via email or the web."

    What exactly does that mean - just MOV and MP4?

    Thanks
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    It means any Quicktime format which is quite a few. Here is a list.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    FWIW, the QuickTime .MOV file format type is merely a container. Just like the .AVI container for Windows, a .MOV file type designation doesn't really tell you anything other than the enclosed file could be made from a large variety off codecs.

    It's much like saying "I drive a car." The statement doesn't tell you what make, model or year of the car or any other details about it. When you ask about a QT .MOV file, it's the same thing.

    -DH
     
  4. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    There are quite a bit for me to list under "QuickTime Conversion" but the main ones that are common are H.264 and MPEG-4. there are a couple others but they are all DV-NTSC, DV-PAL etc.
     

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