Split FCE Capture Scratch

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by eatrains, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. eatrains macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2006
    I have some captured video I'd like to archive onto DVD, but I hadn't set the file size limit in Final Cut when I did the importing and now the video files are too big. Is there a way to split these video files into smaller pieces without messing up my Final Cut project?
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    I assume that you want to keep the video in its native quality, which would mean about 18 minutes per single layer disc if you're working with DV video.

    Open the project file, create a new Sequence and place the clips on the Timeline. Set an IN point at the beginning and an OUT point at the 18 minute mark. Export a self contained QuickTime Movie at current settings (do not recompress) and then burn the resulting file to disc as a "data DVD." Repeat as needed.

    That said, DVD isn't the best archiving media. It would be better to simply keep the original tapes.


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