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Brad Jones
Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:15:11 pm

When I import an MPEG file, the video imports ok, however the audio does not import with it. Is there a setting that I'm missing, or some other way to correct this issue?

Thanks,



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Shane Ross
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:20:51 pm

FCP doesn't like MPEG files...doesn't edit them. Get MPEG STREAMCLIP from square5.com and convert them to DV/NTSC files (NOT .DV files!), or ProRes if they are HD MPEGS...

Import the resulting files into FCP.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:26:42 pm

Shane,

You beat me to the punch... You're obviously drinking too much coffee again...

Have a great holiday!!!

David

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Shane Ross
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:31:31 pm

Call me Quick Draw McShane!

This is what I do when I render....



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Brad Jones
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:27:48 pm

OK! Makes sense. It plays the video but no audio. Just converted to Pro Res and that took care of the problem.

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Shamol Majumder
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Jan 7, 2010 at 8:50:19 am

There is no need to re-encode the video, just demux with Streamclip using the option "Demux to Unscaled M2V and AIFF...", that's made for FCP. You will only have to render in the timeline what you use, not the complete video.

MPEG Streamclip User's Guide:

Demux to Unscaled M2V and AIFF...
demuxes the stream and creates an "unscaled" M2V video file and an AIFF audio file; you can import these two files in Final Cut Pro 4 or HD (and also in Final Cut Express if you have the MPEG-2 component); usual rendering time is required. Please DO NOT use drag & drop to import the files (Final Cut may crash due to an internal bug), but open the M2V file using the File menu and the AIFF file will be automatically linked (if you used the same name for the two files).
The "unscaled" M2V file is a demuxed file which tells QuickTime and Final Cut to not prescale it, e.g. to 720 x 540; it preserves its original size e.g. 720 x 576 or 720 x 480 so you won't lose quality when you render it. This is a special feature of MPEG Streamclip.


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:25:16 pm

[Brad Jones] "When I import an MPEG file, the video imports ok, however the audio does not import with it. Is there a setting that I'm missing, or some other way to correct this issue?
"


FCP does not import "muxed" audio, which is the way audio is handled in MPEG compression.

Get yourself the MPEG Streamclip app (free downloads are available all over the Web) and use it to export the MPEG as an editable Quicktime, preferably that matches other video you are editing.

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Brad Jones
Re: Importing MPEG files
on Dec 23, 2009 at 8:30:02 pm

Thanks guys! I'm searching now!

Merry Christmas!

J. Brad Jones
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