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Rob Wynn
Problems with a song
on Jan 21, 2013 at 11:34:01 pm

I have a song on FCP 7 that plays fine but there is a moment when it cuts out slightly. The song does not do this in iTunes. I have imported it again on numerous occasions but the song keeps cutting out at the same moment. Does anybody know why this is happening and how I can solve it?


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Problems with a song
on Jan 22, 2013 at 2:11:46 pm

Is it a AIFF or WAVE file? Or its it an MP3? If it's an MP3 or AAC file, convert it to AIFF (48k, 16bit) and you should be good to go.

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Jeff I. Greenberg
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Rob Wynn
Re: Problems with a song
on Jan 22, 2013 at 11:07:19 pm

Jeff, thank you so much for this help, it was an mp3 and I changed it to AIFF and now it works!

Just out of curiosity, do you know why an mp3 file cuts out?


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: Problems with a song
on Jan 23, 2013 at 4:08:27 am

Sure do!

FCP wasn't built for compressed audio. Uncompressed audio is fairly precise; it's exactly the same amount of data every second. But compressed audio? Ah, therein lies a problem; to compress information it (at times) has less information one second compared to another.

Most modern software (FCPX, Adobe Premiere Pro) ignore this nowadays; but you waste some (minimal) horsepower with on the fly conversion.


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Rob Wynn
Re: Problems with a song
on Jan 23, 2013 at 9:03:19 am

Brilliant, thanks for this info. You learn something new every day!


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