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Anette Olsen
Importing Mpeg 4 into fcp
on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:47:55 am

What is the work flow when importing MPEG 4 into FCP?

I have a bunch of Mpeg 4 files (720x400 - audio 44hz) that I need to import into FCP as Prores.

How do I do this the best way? Can I use Compressor? is Mpeg-streamclip better?

Are there any 'best' setting presets I should know of?

Thanx


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Steve Eisen
Re: Importing Mpeg 4 into fcp
on Sep 24, 2012 at 1:50:12 pm

The correct workflow is to convert the MPEG 4 to ProRes before importing into FCP. You can use Compressor or MPEG Streamclip. Each will give you equal results.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Ed Homer
Re: Importing Mpeg 4 into fcp
on Mar 16, 2014 at 7:58:12 pm

Hi,
Can't find Pro Res 422 in my Mpeg Streamclip. Doing it in compressor. Am I missing something in Streamclip?
Ed


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Importing Mpeg 4 into fcp
on Sep 24, 2012 at 2:57:06 pm

In addition to Steve's comments, here's a question: how did these clips originate? 720x400 is an odd screen resolution for SD video.

At 720 horizontal pixels in NTSC, there are two vertical resolutions: 480 (more common) and 486 (less common). In PAL, the vertical resolution is 576.

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


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Anette Olsen
Re: Importing Mpeg 4 into fcp
on Sep 24, 2012 at 4:11:39 pm

I don't know with which camera this is shot, it is shot in the UK, my client sent me the files (and when clicking on the info, the size is what it is...)

When I transcode the files to Prores (that should match my sequence settings) , I keep getting a red bar on top, and need to render.
Why do I have to render at all, when I have trancoded into PRores?


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Steve Eisen
Re: Importing Mpeg 4 into fcp
on Sep 24, 2012 at 5:14:10 pm

[Anette Olsen] "I don't know with which camera this is shot, it is shot in the UK, my client sent me the files (and when clicking on the info, the size is what it is...)"

Probably because of the odd frame size.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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