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Dave Lasdon
FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:14:46 pm

I recorded a phone call on Skype and it's an mov file. When I attempted to play it, render it, or export it from FCP 7 I got "General Error." What do I need to do?


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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:26:45 pm

Convert first to an editing codec like ProRes422.


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Dave Lasdon
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 12, 2013 at 12:07:49 am

Convert the file?


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Shane Ross
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 12, 2013 at 12:52:26 am

Yes, the file you are trying to import and edit. Convert that to ProRes 422.

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Dave Lasdon
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 14, 2013 at 8:32:19 pm

I used iSkysoft Video Converter, which will work if i want to pay $35 for the full version. Ecamm, which makes Call Recorder, suggests using Compressor. When I tried that I got "One or more jobs do not have a source media file assigned."


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Sascha Engel
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:11:23 pm

Did you drop your actual Media file onto the Browser of compressor?


Sascha


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Dave Lasdon
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:34:43 pm

That worked. Thank you. Of course I now realize I have no idea how to output something on Compressor.


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Dave Lasdon
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:00:58 am

I was able to convert it to Apple TV. That played fine in Quicktime and VLC but when I imported it to FCP7 It was the wrong aspect ratio and the sound had Donal Duck quacking underneath the interview.


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Sascha Engel
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 15, 2013 at 5:29:57 am

You don't wanna convert it to Apple TV in the first place, that is a highly compressed codec, not an editing codec.
Try a ProRes codec and on the Geometry Tab of the Inspector, make sure you have your frame size and pixel ratio set right.


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Dave Lasdon
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 15, 2013 at 7:40:15 pm

There are a lot of settings, including a bunch for Quicktime and a bunch for advanced format conversions.


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Sascha Engel
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 15, 2013 at 8:42:59 pm

What exact format is the source file? What is your plan with the converted file?


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Dave Lasdon
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jan 15, 2013 at 10:07:54 pm

The source file is a ecamm call recorder Quicktime file. I'd like to use it just as I would any other file in FCP 7.


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tonya easbey
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jun 13, 2013 at 3:40:22 am

I'm having the same problem - used compressor and apple prores422 on two separate clips recorded from Skype via Ecamm Recorder.
But keep getting "General Error" once I bring it into FCP and render all.
For some reason the frame rate of one clip came in at 8fps, another at 14.99 fps, and the original quicktime .movs at 10fps.
Is there a better conversion via compressor or do I need to change settings in Ecamm recorder?
For our test we did the first clip (that came into FCP as 8fps) with remote record only and the second clip (that came in at 14.99 fps) as advanced multi-track...

I just know we can make this work, but how?

Tonya Easbey
AdagioProductionsMT.com
Granada Hills, CA 91344
tonya@adagioproductionsmt.com


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tonya easbey
Re: FCP 7 and Skype
on Jun 13, 2013 at 3:48:11 am

Oh, and we recorded audio compressed to AAC rather than choosing the (unfamiliar to us) uncompressed or 2:1 compression options.


Added to:
I'm having the same problem - used compressor and apple prores422 on two separate clips recorded from Skype via Ecamm Recorder.
But keep getting "General Error" once I bring it into FCP and render all.
For some reason the frame rate of one clip came in at 8fps, another at 14.99 fps, and the original quicktime .movs at 10fps.
Is there a better conversion via compressor or do I need to change settings in Ecamm recorder?
For our test we did the first clip (that came into FCP as 8fps) with remote

Tonya Easbey
AdagioProductionsMT.com
Granada Hills, CA 91344
tonya@adagioproductionsmt.com


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