Help. Cannot input .mov file to Final Cut Pro v.5

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  1. LadyFoxMcCloud macrumors newbie

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    I have Final Cut Pro v5 and I'm trying to input a .mov file but it gives me an error message. Indeed I can only bring in .flv files for some reason.

    The file I need is originally an exported .mov from powerpoint which I need to edit music for.

    It plays properly on my Quicktime pro but if I convert the file to .flv to have it access my Final Cut it drops all the transitions.

    Any input?
     
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  3. LadyFoxMcCloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Format: RGB balance, 640 X 480, millions
    FPS: .33
    Data Size: 16.60 GB (not sure that is accurate)
    Data Rate:118.40 mbits/s
    Duration: 00.20.04.00
    Normal Size 640 X 480
    Current Size: 640 X 480

    Recommendations?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    That sounds like a strange format and fps (frames per second), which is listed as .33, but normally a video has between 23.97 and 30 frames.

    You could try open it in MPEG Streamclip and transcode it to a .mov file using the Apple ProRes 422 codec and using Uncompressed for audio.
     
  5. LadyFoxMcCloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There is no audio as of yet and I"m new to MPEG Streamclip...what is the best way to set it to use Apple ProRes 422?

    Thanks for the help thus far :D
     
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    Apple Intermediate Codec is only an example, you can select ProRes there. Also leave the video unscaled.
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  7. LadyFoxMcCloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alrighty it still won't let me input it and it removed the transitions from the original .mov

    This project will drive me mental.
     
  8. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    How is the MOV being created? What version of PPT? Is it an auto running PPT being exported?

    Is there anything special about the PPT, or could you export the slides as images, bring the images into FCP and manipulate them there, with infinitely more flexibility.
     
  9. LadyFoxMcCloud thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Power Point 11 and I do believe it is autorun.

    The slide show was made by the brides mother (it's for a wedding) and she timed it so that when the songs were added nothing needed adjustment with the slides and she liked the transitions.

    She seemed a bit put out when converting the file to my mac made the original font on one of the slides change but we fixed that. However, the ideal would be me not having to manipulate the presentation at all considering she has it as she wants it.
     
  10. McDughf macrumors regular

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    This reminds me of when I used to have a flash movie that I wanted to import into FCP. It played in quicktime No problem, but wouldn't import into Final Cut.

    Have you tried exporting FROM Quicktime itself into a format such as No Compression Or Animation Instead Of flv?

    if worst comes to worst and you Have Snow Leopard, You could try a Screen Recording...
     

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