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raju bhai
iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 14, 2016 at 3:42:16 am

Hi, I have an iPhone4 video that i just wanted to cut a section out of in FCP7 and then export it for youtube. It is a 36 min video. When i import the iPhone clip into FCP7 and drop it into the fresh timeline, it asks if i want to change the sequence setting to match the clip settings, and i say yes. Even then, when i drop the clip into the timeline it still has the red render bar over it! i don't know why. Finally I gave up trying to conform the sequence settings to the clip settings, and i went ahead and just rendered it. It took a couple hours to render! now everything is fine and i am going to export. What are the best settings to export for YouTube?
by the way, i did not transcode this footage, i am leaving it in h.264 since that is what youtube likes. I know FCP doesn't like h.264 but all i am doing is cutting a snippet out from the middle of the video, i am not doing any other editing. So i figure it should be fine.

This is an amazing amount of complicated work to go through just to cut a few seconds out from an iPhone video before uploading it to youtube.

any suggestions would be great! thx


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Shane Ross
Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 14, 2016 at 3:48:46 am

You might want to explore other editing software for this, like Premiere Pro. Premiere Pro works with H.264 fine, and requires no rendering. And has export settings for YouTube. FCP 7 really needs you to convert before exporting. If you try to export H.264 from FCP, you might get sync issues as well.

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Shane Ross
Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 14, 2016 at 3:49:17 am

You can also work with this natively in FCX...Apple realised that people might want to work with video shot on their phones, so it made it work with that format.

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Nick Meyers
Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 15, 2016 at 12:08:29 am

if you have FCP7, then you should have Quicktime Player 7.
all you really need to do is to open the clip in that, mark in and out points,
copy, open a new document, paste, and save.

this will give you the cleanest version with no recompressing (i think)

other tools for this job:
Mpeg Streamclip
Compressor

or in FCP7, DONT put the clip on a timeline, just mark in and out points in the viewer, then export.

actually, im surprised you have to leave your iphone to do this,
surely that function is built in?


nick


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John Rofrano
Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 15, 2016 at 3:56:03 am

[Nick Meyers] "actually, im surprised you have to leave your iphone to do this, surely that function is built in?"
Yea, I would invest $4.99 in iMovie for iPhone and trim the clip and post to YouTube right from your iPhone. No need to get FCP 7 involved at all.

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Bret Williams
Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 15, 2016 at 11:01:07 pm

No need for iMovie. Just trim it and upload it from photos right on the phone.


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John Rofrano
Re: iphone4 video in FCP7 for youtube export
on Jan 16, 2016 at 5:20:23 pm

Hmm... I've never thought of using Photos for trimming video. I'll have to check it out.

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