Importing 720p/60fps video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by bnr76, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. bnr76 macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2010
    Hi everyone,

    I'm fairly new to video editing and most of my video is fast action video from my helmet camera. (Countour HD 1080p camera)

    The mode I shoot in most often is 720p at 60 fps. I'm currently using a Windows based PC and I use Cyberlink Powerdirector software. For my purposes it does a fine job with the 60 fps video and I'm happy with it. However, I am considering making the switch to a mac for various other reasons. What I'm wondering is, how well Final Cut Express or Final Cut pro handles importing 720p video at 60 fps. I know a lot of software out there scales everything down to 30 fps and this is not acceptable for me. Since I have no experience with a mac yet, I looking for some advice from people who use this software. Thanks.
  2. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2004
    720p60 is a broadcast standard; FCP handles it just fine...

    the problem you may run into is what codec the camera shoots. if it is an MPEG4 based cam (ie h.264) then you'll need to convert it to an editing codec prior to import.

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