FORUMS: list search recent posts

TIP: Importing DVD camera recorded media to FCP X without transcoding

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro X

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
T. Payton
TIP: Importing DVD camera recorded media to FCP X without transcoding
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:16:45 pm

I was brought a project that had footage recorded with a Canon consumer camera that recorded to mini DVD. Each start and stop was a chapter in the DVD stream. Tried MPEG Streamclip couldn't see the chapters. I even tried Premier Pro and it didn't see the chapters either. Just one long clip.

Anyway, I tried FCP X import. No dice. Then on a whim I opened iMovie, and tried import. Sure enough the iMovie import window recognized the DVD media with all the chapters in tact. And when iMovie imported, it didn't transcode, but instead rewrapped in a .mov file.

Those .mov files imported into FCP X without a problem with the mv2 codec. Very cool.

BTW. I converted the DVD to a disk image first using Disk Utility. Made import much faster.

------
T. Payton
OneCreative, Albuquerque


Return to posts index

Tim Jones
Re: TIP: Importing DVD camera recorded media to FCP X without transcoding
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:19:56 pm

Cool discovery, thanks for sharing. Makes it even more obvious that the teams are different on the 2 projects at Apple :).

Tim
--
Tim Jones
CTO - TOLIS Group, Inc.
http://www.productionbackup.com
BRU ... because it's the RESTORE that matters!


Return to posts index

T. Payton
Re: TIP: Importing DVD camera recorded media to FCP X without transcoding
on Mar 22, 2013 at 4:20:32 pm

BTW. The iMovie import seems limited to MP2 camera media. Doesn't work with a regularly authored DVD.

------
T. Payton
OneCreative, Albuquerque


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]