Final Cut Pro - Export as AVI?

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  1. jdylan macrumors regular

    jdylan

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    Hi, sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am new at this. I have two .avi files, both about 20 minutes each, I simply put them in FCP, spliced them together, and now I want to export one .avi file. Sounds simple enough, but everytime I try, I get export times up to 14 hours! Is this normal? The files are already in AVI format, all FCP has to do is join them together and spit it out! I am going to File > Export > Quicktime Conversion > AVI.

    Any help? Thanks.

    JD:confused:
     
  2. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    If they play in QT, you can splice them together in QT and probably save them in an AVI format.

    Just to let you know though AVI is a container file, so you can export the new clip as anything you want other than "AVI" and it will play the same.
     
  3. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, no need to export explicitly to .avi

    You could use compressor to choose any number of formats you wanted. (MPEG 4 is what you'd want, I expect).
     
  4. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    Indeed, and if you really need it to have .avi on the back of it. There is a super free application called MPEG Streamclip that will convert/compress into any format you want. You can export it from FCP as any QT format then use MPEG to convert it to .AVI
     
  5. jdylan thread starter macrumors regular

    jdylan

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    Thanks

    Thanks, this helps. I will check it all out. Just to let you know, I have some avi files of videos of trains, from the drivers-eye view, you know, a camera in the cab, etc. Pretty cool, and I am putting them up on my file-sharing site, and I figured avi files would be the most compatible format for everyone who downlaods them. I mean, all the movies I download are in avi format, so I figured... Anyway, THAT is why I am exporting to avi.

    Cool, I HAVE QT Pro, and I didn't even know you could copy and paste movies, even using a simple "copy & paste" command! Here I am using high-end apps, when QT does it. Sigh.

    Thanks again!

    JD
     

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