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Ian Dillon
Client wants to deliver footage digitized with v6. I have v5.0.4. Will it work?
on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:30:14 pm

A potential client wants to provide me with a hard drive of HDV clips digitized with FCP v6. I have FCP v5.0.4 .Will I be able to import the footage into my project and play it without any problems?

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Michael Gissing
Re: Client wants to deliver footage digitized with v6. I have v5.0.4. Will it work?
on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:34:09 pm


You might be able to read the raw quicktime files but you won't be able to open any project sequences. Also version 5 was early days for HDV so even that may be a problem.

There were some fundamental changes to quicktime a while back to include multi track audio. If your quicktime version is pre that change, then you will not be able to access the audio tracks properly.

5.0.4 is an old version. Any reason not to upgrade?


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walter biscardi
Re: Client wants to deliver footage digitized with v6. I have v5.0.4. Will it work?
on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:39:53 pm

Yep, should be no problem.

Just have them digitize the media, then export an XML Version 2 and you'll even be able to open that up which will essentially be their entire FCP v.6 project.

If XML 2 doesn't work, then use Version 1.

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Michael Gissing
Re: Client wants to deliver footage digitized with v6. I have v5.0.4. Will it work?
on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:43:31 pm

[walter biscardi] "Yep, should be no problem.

Just have them digitize the media, then export an XML Version 2 and you'll even be able to open that up which will essentially be their entire FCP v.6 project."


A small test would be prudent


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walter biscardi
Re: Client wants to deliver footage digitized with v6. I have v5.0.4. Will it work?
on Oct 19, 2009 at 11:49:28 pm

[Michael Gissing] "A small test would be prudent"

Yes it would, but we've done this quite a bit here for clients who have older versions of the software. We haven't found an issue yet.



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Arnie Schlissel
Re: Client wants to deliver footage digitized with v6. I have v5.0.4. Will it work?
on Oct 20, 2009 at 1:23:47 am

FCP 6 includes ProRes codecs that don't exist in FCP 5. Make sure that they don't use any ProRes codecs!

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