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gribbleApp for editing mpeg2 files?
by on Sep 15, 2006 at 12:10:56 am

I have recently acquired Final Cut but have found it can't import both audio and video for mpeg2 format files.
In my job I am required to attach graphics to an existing mpeg2 file and sometimes cut down the file. Then export out as mpeg2 for our broadcast playout system.

I really can't afford the extra time in coverting mpg to mov FOR Final Cut then export to Compressor and on and on...

Anyone know of MAc freeware/shareware that will do the job within one program? I know Adobe Premiere Pro does a great job on a PC.


Gribble
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Warren HeatonRe: App for editing mpeg2 files?
by on Sep 17, 2006 at 6:23:32 am

Heya Gribb,

Do you have the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component installed?

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.wa/6194000/wo/t...

Although, before you rush out and buy it, I believe it installs with DVD Studio Pro. So, if you have DVD Studio Pro you might double-check if I'm remembering this correclty.

With this component, you'll be able to import your MPEG2 files into FCP like other media.

Here's some more info from the source (Apple):

The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component provides QuickTime users with the ability to import and play back MPEG-2 content, including both multiplexed (also known as muxed, where the audio and video tracks are interleaved together into one track) and non-multiplexed (also known as elementary) streams. It is perfectly suited for professional and semi-professional content creators with projects such as:

* Professional content production -- Throughout the professional content production process, many approvals and progress checks are necessary. With QuickTime and the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component, your clients and reviewers can view your MPEG-2 streams on either a Mac or Windows-based PC, and provide feedback.

* Transcoding video content -- Now your MPEG-2 video content can be imported into QuickTime Pro and exported to other formats such as MPEG-4, the new international standard for Internet media, QuickTime Movie, or DV Stream, to name a few. The QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component allows the transcode of MPEG-2 video from both multiplexed and elementary video streams. By transcoding your MPEG-2 video into other formats, it can be used in new forums, such as on the web, on CD-ROM, or on DV tape. Note that the QuickTime MPEG-2 Playback Component will not demux audio and video, nor will it enable audio transcoding.


-Warren



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David Roth WeissRe: App for editing mpeg2 files?
by on Sep 18, 2006 at 6:01:52 am

Streamclip (freeware) is what almost everyone uses to convert MPEG2s with audio to DV or any other format for editing in FCP. It is very fast and produces good quality.

DRW


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