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raju bhai
mixing 2 videos (slightly diff specs) together in FCP7 timeline
on Dec 27, 2014 at 3:19:54 pm

Hi, the 2 videos I have are almost the exact same specs. But there is only a slight differnece, the first video is QuickTime and the second video has dot AVI extension in file name. i am wondering if they will work together in the same FCP7 sequence.

Video 1 (already edited in timeline):

DV 720x576 (768x576 actual), millions
16-bit integer (Big Endian), stereo, 48 khz
25 fps
data rate: 30.34 Mbit/s

Video 2 (i just received this and will cut it into the timeline with Video 1):
DV 720x576 (768x576 actual), millions
A-Law 2:1, stereo, 48 khz
25 fps
data rate: 29.67 Mbit/s

OK please let me know if i have to transcode Video 2 to use it in Video 1's sequence or if i'll be fine without transcoding Video 2.

thank you


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Shane Ross
Re: mixing 2 videos (slightly diff specs) together in FCP7 timeline
on Dec 27, 2014 at 4:11:55 pm

QUicktime and AVI are containers...that's the only difference. FCP doesn't work with AVI, so you need to use Compressor to convert it to DV/PAL. BOTH videos should be converted to that format, as FCP doesn't just work with any QT format...it needs to be in an FCP editing codec. DV/PAL is one.

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raju bhai
Re: mixing 2 videos (slightly diff specs) together in FCP7 timeline
on Dec 27, 2014 at 4:23:20 pm

Hi,
I already edited Video 1 (the one i said is a Quicktime movie) in FCP7 without converting it first. The reason I called it a Quicktime movie is because that's what it says under file "Kind" in the Apple finder. Anyway, FCP7 already recognized it as a DV/PAL format. So i take it, i should only need to convert the AVI clip then?


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Shane Ross
Re: mixing 2 videos (slightly diff specs) together in FCP7 timeline
on Dec 28, 2014 at 7:00:54 am

Correct. Just convert the AVI

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raju bhai
Re: mixing 2 videos (slightly diff specs) together in FCP7 timeline
on Dec 28, 2014 at 8:08:40 am

OK thanks Shane!

Just curious, if AVI is nothing more that a container and the ATV clip already has the exact same DV PAL settings as the quicktime clip, then what's the need to transcode?


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