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Alex Wishart
Quicktime & FCP
on Sep 10, 2010 at 3:15:53 pm

I export videos to an .mov file, and as time goes on, delete old footage to make more room (budget doesn't allow for large storage drives), but in doing so my Quicktime files that contain scenes from the deleted FCP document will no longer play.
This must mean that QT references FCP files correct?
Wouldn't rendering the entire video mean that each file is its own and not rely on FCP (especially since having a 7GB QT file is the norm after rendering)?
Is there a rendering or conversion that I can do so that I am able to store old files (aside from making a dvd of it)?
Why do I have a feeling that the answer is going to be simple....?
Anyways, any insight on this would be awesome and greatly appreciated!

Alex


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Rafael Amador
Re: Quicktime & FCP
on Sep 10, 2010 at 3:40:33 pm

[Alex Wishart] "This must mean that QT references FCP files correct?
Wouldn't rendering the entire video mean that each file is its own and not rely on FCP (especially since having a 7GB QT file is the norm after rendering)?"

Right these are Reference movies. A Reference movie is just a "Play List" pointing to media and render files. If you lose the media or renders, it doesn't work.
Exporting a Self Contained movie you consolidate all these pieces.
Alex, HDs are really cheap today. In a 1 TB HD (100$$0 you can put around 140 x 7 Gbs clips.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Alex Wishart
Re: Quicktime & FCP
on Sep 10, 2010 at 3:46:07 pm

Awesome thank you! What type of file would you suggest?
... Ok so I'm a cheap-*ss I'll admit it hahaha! Thank you again Rafael!


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Alex Wishart
Re: Quicktime & FCP
on Sep 10, 2010 at 3:50:20 pm

Oops.. never mind I just did some researching and found the answer to my own question. Thank you again though Rafael!


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