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Import and render on MP4's in FCP7

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Bruce Taylor
Import and render on MP4's in FCP7
on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:07:14 pm

Hello everyone,

A new client has been emailing me MP4's to work with, about 14 per project. When I bring them into FCP7 and place in a timeline it takes an ungodly amount of time to render. After render, any change at all requirs another long render. I'm thinking I should be converting, or compressing them to another format before importing them and I've tried a couple but what do you think would be the best, and fastest, without sacrificing to much in the way of quality?

Any suggestions?

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Tom Matthies
Re: Import and render on MP4's in FCP7
on Aug 3, 2017 at 1:59:46 pm

Convert all of the Mp4 the clips to ProRes and your issues should go away. FCP does not work well with compressed clips. like Mp4 or H264.

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