FORUMS: list search recent posts

Capture with FCP and edit with iMovie

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Adrian Minde
Capture with FCP and edit with iMovie
on Mar 20, 2011 at 11:46:24 am

I have offered to capture some footage for some school kids, but they told me that they are editing with iMovie. Will I be able to import the footage with FCP and give them the source files? Or will I have to convert the files?


Return to posts index

Jeff Greenberg
Re: Capture with FCP and edit with iMovie
on Mar 20, 2011 at 2:43:05 pm

You can capture the video and then grab the QuickTime files from inside of the Capture Scratch folder and then give that to your kids.

They'll then each import the QuickTime files - if it's a format that iMovie doesn't like, it'll transcode.

I'd 'test' it with a couple of clips so you don't get caught finding out the import is going to take an hour.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer | Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC
Come See me speak at NAB!
Compressor Essentials from Lynda.com
(older but still good) Marquee, Media Composer (3.5) and Basic/Advanced Color DVDs (1.0) from Vasst.com
Contact me through my Website


Return to posts index

Zane Barker
Re: Capture with FCP and edit with iMovie
on Mar 20, 2011 at 6:45:38 pm

[Adrian Minde] "Will I be able to import the footage with FCP and give them the source files?"

Depends on how you capture them. FCP supports a LOT more codecs then iMovie does.

[Adrian Minde] "Or will I have to convert the files?"

Possibly again it depends on how you capture them.

For example if they do not have FCP on their computer then they will not even be able to play FCP specific video codecs.

I would play it safe and just capture the footage for them in iMovie.

**Hindsight is always 1080p**


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]