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Wilky BlackFCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by on Aug 10, 2009 at 2:07:03 pm

so we are trying to export a file from FCP
and take to to another mqachine that does not have FCP and import the file into After Effects.
The file is HD and will only import into AE with a white screen.
does anybody have any ideas?

thanks for the help

Wilky Black
wblack@gforcemarketinginc.com


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Nate HansonRe: FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:39:48 pm

I'm assuming you are choosing File -> Export -> Using Quicktime, and that you are making the clip "self-contained".

Have you tried adjusting the "Interpret footage" settings inside AE?

Do you have After Effects on the original computer (the one with FCP)?

Nate Hanson
Pilothouse Films


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Wilky BlackRe: FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by on Aug 10, 2009 at 5:14:35 pm

turns out, it is quicktime that needs to be updated.
before i can update to 7.6 quicktime you must first update avid mediacomposer to v. 3 or later


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Dave LaRondeRe: FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:29:11 pm

[Wilky Black] The file is "HD and will only import into AE with a white screen. "

A white screen indicates that you're missing the codec you need in Quicktime. But we don't know in which codec this HD video was recorded. Care to share with us?

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Wilky BlackRe: FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by on Aug 10, 2009 at 6:38:37 pm

sure, the video was shot on a p2 card.
imported thru a FCP machine, creating the quicktime files using version 7.6.2
then brought for editing and AE work to me.
i'm on an avid media composer adrenaline v.2.something.
therefore only have quicktime v. 7.2 and can not upgrade with this current version of media caopmoser.
a upgrade to ver 3.something on the avid allows for an upgrade on QT to 7.6.2 thus allowing everything to run smooth.

Wilky Black
Creative Director
G-Force Marketing - Greensboro,NC


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Dave LaRondeRe: FCP - exporting quicktime HD file to import to AE
by on Aug 10, 2009 at 7:44:10 pm

[Wilky Black] "the video was shot on a p2 card.
imported thru a FCP machine, creating the quicktime files using version 7.6.2
then brought for editing and AE work to me.
i'm on an avid media composer adrenaline"


I'll bet the video is DVCPro HD. I presume it's a quicktime file, and I hope to hell you're not on a Windows platform, because they can't read DVCPro HD. You have to buy ($150) a plugin to read the files, but it won't WRITE to DVCProHD.

Oh, and here's another thought: those FCP guys may have used one of the Apple ProRes codecs. Unless you have FCP installed on your machine, you can't -- repeat, CAN NOT -- read them without downloading the ProRes plugin for your QT version.

And if they're running the very latest version of FCP which came out two weeks ago, you're totally hosed -- the newest Prorez is ONLY on FCP.

Have 'em change those files to something tried & true, like Quicktime's Animation codec at best quality. Any platform running QT on the whole stinkin' planet can read that.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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