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Re: Converting A FCP Project for DVD

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Anna Ingenthron
Re: Converting A FCP Project for DVD
on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:25:44 pm

Was their project in FCP 7 or FCPX? Only FCPX claims to support h264 native editing.

If it was in FCP 7, I definitely recommend converting to prores and reconnecting. You cannot edit h264 in FCP 7 and if you risk it and do, you may have problems down the line with sync, corrupt files, frame accuracy, general errors, render issues, etc.

A good test for you would be to export a quicktime and see if the sync is correct throughout the video each time you play it.

I would recommend Compressor or MPEG Streamclip to transcode your footage. MPEG Streamclip wipes timecode clean, but this is 5D so there isn't any anyway.

Once you've exported the Prores sequence from FCP 7, you can create your DVD MPEG and audio files from that through Compressor as well.

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