Final Cut Express

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thorne, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. thorne macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2005
    I wondered if anyone might be able to help. I am having a few problems with my Final Cut Pro Express working on a MAC G4 466ghz with Radion 9800 Pro Mac ATI graphics card. My footage has been shot on 16:9 DVCAM and is stored on an external hard drive as an AVI file. When I import these files into Final Cut, I can't get it to display in 16:9 - only TV aspect 4:3. Although the image plays fine in the viewer. when i drag the footage onto the timeline, I seem unable to view it? Only if i render all the footage can i see it in the edit window. I would be grateful for any advice! :confused:
  2. kgarner macrumors 68000


    Jan 28, 2004
    If I was on my Mac I could look up what setting it is, but there is some setting for your video that will dictate the 16:9 format. Once that is set you will see you video. The reason you can't see it now is that your Mac is using the Real Time Effects to render the video (to show 16:9 inside of 4:3). I wish I could remember what menu the option is in. Sorry I couldn't be more helpful.
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Are the files on AVI or MOV?

    There is a sequence setting to switch between 4:3 and 16:9.

  4. thorne thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2005

    Thanks very much I will give that a try.

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