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Darren Peister
Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 8, 2010 at 2:58:03 pm

I need to capture video from a website then edit it in FCP. It will be played at a small company meeting. What program is good for this purpose? Thanks.

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Matt Campbell
Re: Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 8, 2010 at 6:46:16 pm

I use Snapz Pro X. Its easy to use and give you great quality. You capture your video then on output you can specify what codec to use. I've always capture larger files in HD, like 1080 or even 720p. That way you can downsize later and room for pans and zooms. I export to ProRes 422.

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John Fishback
Re: Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 9, 2010 at 3:10:08 pm

There are a couple of plugins for Firefox (Download Helper is one) that let you download the video file directly. I've captured as Matt suggests (I use ScreenFlow), but IMHO a direct download results in higher quality. Also, be aware of any copyright issues.

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Matt Campbell
Re: Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 9, 2010 at 3:19:12 pm

John There are a couple of plugins for Firefox (Download Helper is one) that let you download the video file directly.

Safari also has this feature for direct download. Go to the Window menu and open the Activity Monitor. Scroll down until you see the video file loading. It will most likely be the largest file, in mbs, and have either a .mov, .flv or .wmv file extension. Option click or double click the file name to down the file. Once downloaded you can use MPEG Streamclip to convert to a format for use in FCP.

Perian is a great tool that lets you open .flv, amongst other formats, in quicktime pro. It installs in your system prefs and works in background with quicktime pro. In turn, will work with MPEG Streamclip.

http://perian.org/

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John Fishback
Re: Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 9, 2010 at 4:04:15 pm

Matt's right about Perian. I've used it many times to turn flvs into QTs.

John

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Matt Campbell
Re: Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 9, 2010 at 4:14:19 pm

Great little tool, isn't it. Hope these help Darren.

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Roli Rivelino
Re: Capturing Internet Video
on Mar 9, 2010 at 4:28:44 pm

Any Video Converter AVC the free version is superb, you can mess around with the settings and get a really nice looking video

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