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edu de Rijck
sequence settings for mov-file
on Sep 17, 2011 at 9:19:22 am

Hi there,
Well my name is Edu and this is my first visit to a forum, so I am not so used to it.

And I have a question:
How do I fill in the sequence setting when I only want to import a mov-file (H.264) into my timeline.
I first look at my item properties of the file and then I have to fill in the sequence settings.
I've done that but I still need to render.
Is that normal or haven't I got the right setting filled in?


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: sequence settings for mov-file
on Sep 18, 2011 at 1:17:56 pm

FCP doesn't work well with h.264 files. You need to open the file in Compressor, then transfer it to ProRes using the same size and frame rate that the h.264 file has. Then just place that proves version in a sequence and when FCP 7 asks to conform, you say yes.

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edu de Rijck
Re: sequence settings for mov-file
on Sep 19, 2011 at 11:54:38 pm

Hi Jerry,
Thanx for your respond.

I opend the file in Compressor (v 2.3) but I didn't see a ProRes-setting I can choose.
Hav I done it right?


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: sequence settings for mov-file
on Sep 20, 2011 at 1:26:41 pm

It's there... look in the compression presets for "advanced format conversion". They are in a folder there...

Just apply the ProRes preset from there that matches the frame size and frame rate of the h.264 files. It will take a while to transcode, so don't worry it's normal.

Jerry

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edu de Rijck
Re: sequence settings for mov-file
on Sep 22, 2011 at 9:50:21 am

Hi Jerry,
I posted earlier my message with a picture of the Advanced Format Conversions I see.
Well, no ProRes 422 or something like that.
What can you suggest?


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: sequence settings for mov-file
on Sep 22, 2011 at 1:23:14 pm

mmmm.

Look in the Settings Pane in Compressor, in the Advanced format conversion folder there is another set of folders. In the one called "Apple Codecs" you'll find the ProRes presets. Just drag them to the clip...

Jerry

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