Hello ! I want to edit some avi files in FcP. So i will to no if possible what is the best format to convert the avi to in order to work efficiently in FCP? And what program to use to do the conversion?
Example say if i use quick time pro to do the conversion ? Is it good to convert to dv quick time movie or else?
Instead of converting try first to re-wrap them as QT files.
Is faster and do not degrades the picture.
Open the clips with MPGSteamclip and "Save as ..QT".
This will work depending on the contained codec.
If you can't open them in your Mac (Compressor, MPgstreamclip, FC, QT,..), then probably they content a codec not supported by QT.
You can try to find if there is a QT component to open it.
Perian (free) might help you too.
Thank you! Perian worked fine! I managed to play and export the files in Mpeg Streamclip, Compressor and Quick Time . I finally used mpeg streamclip to do the job. I exported the avi file to apple pro res. My only question is that i had to render the exported file in FcP 7. And i want to know if there is a way not to have to render ? Again thank you for your time..
Using supported codecs (as prores), FC doesn't needs to render when the footage and sequence setting fully match. Any single difference (codec, size,..) will force rendering
Try to conform the sequence to the footage you are editing.