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Mark Goodwillie
have problem with clip pixelizing as it plays
on Feb 11, 2011 at 3:55:05 pm

I have a .mov file (mpeg-4,AAC) that plays fine in QTPlayer. After importing into fcp it starts playing fine but in a few seconds begins to pixelate, degrading into complete blockiness. I've never seen this before??? Any ideas?


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Dave LaRonde
Re: have problem with clip pixelizing as it plays
on Feb 11, 2011 at 4:14:18 pm

[Mark Goodwillie] "Any ideas?"

Yeah, convert that video to ProRes 422 right now. Mpeg 4 absolutely stinks on ice as an editing codec in FCP.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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David Roth Weiss
Re: have problem with clip pixelizing as it plays
on Feb 11, 2011 at 4:37:35 pm

[Dave LaRonde] "Mpeg 4 absolutely stinks on ice as an editing codec in FCP."

No, it's just not an editing codec at all. It's really a complete fluke that even limited editing seems to be possible.

David Roth Weiss
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Joey Burnham
Re: have problem with clip pixelizing as it plays
on Feb 11, 2011 at 7:02:38 pm

I remember back when I was training on Lightwave or something like that there was a user preference to set you skill level with the software. The higher the level the less it helped you along and the lower the level the more dialogue boxes popped up doubting what you were doing.
Maybe FCP should do the same.
My 2.
Joey


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Mark Goodwillie
Re: have problem with clip pixelizing as it plays
on Feb 11, 2011 at 6:06:16 pm

Dave,

I've used two converters and neither produces files that will play on my fcp (6.0). The files import, play in the viewer but will not play on the timeline. Other sequences in the same project with other files play fine, so I don't think it's the software. I've tried H264 and ,avi???


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Joey Burnham
Re: have problem with clip pixelizing as it plays
on Feb 11, 2011 at 7:12:27 pm

[Mark Goodwillie] "I've tried H264 and ,avi???"

Errrr....
NEITHER of which are supported by FCP. Read in the manual on which formats FCP supports natively.

Best,
Joey


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