I am going to be editing a friend's video files. They were shot on a Kodak Playsport Video Camera Zx3. A google search of this camera gives me the following specs:
File formats video: H.264 (MOV), AAC LC still: JPEG
1080p—1920 x 1080, 30 fps
720p / 60 fps—1280 x 720, 60 fps
720p—1280 x 720, 30 fps
WVGA—848 x 480, 30 fps
still—5.3 MP, 16:9 widescreen, interpolated
A "get info" on his files says they're 1280x720, H.264 AAC, 2 audio channels, total bit rate 8,119.
I'm not sure what audio/video settings and sequence settings I should be using in FCP for this. If I click "yes" to changing the sequence settings to match the clip settings when I drop the files into the timeline, it still shows the audio needing to be rendered. Any help? Thanks in advance.
I converted the files to Apple ProRes 422 in Compressor, then imported them into FCP, drop them on the timeline and say yes to change the sequence settings. The audio needs rendering and the file is silent whether rendered or not (it plays fine in QT). If I import a wav file and drop it onto the timeline, it won't play either. (also plays fine in QT).
If I open an entirely new project and drop the wav onto the timeline first, it plays fine. I then drop the mov onto the timeline and it plays as well (audio and all), but says it needs rendering.