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2007 October 19th, 22:38
I posted this in the Trouble in Paradise forum but I'm not getting any help there -_-
"I got a firewire cable, and I tried capturing some footage with Final Cut Pro 5.0.1 I think it is, and it won't recognize the camera. Is there anything special I have to do? Do I have to install the disk it came with?"
Someone said you have to change some stuff in the sequence preferences, and I went in there but I don't know what I need to change or what I need to change it to, any help?
2007 October 20th, 05:33
Try with imovie and see if it works.
2007 October 20th, 12:28
The specific project I'm working on cannot be edited in iMovie -_-
And I wouldn't edit in iMovie if I had to.
What's going on around here? Does NOBOBY use Final Cut?
2007 October 20th, 13:31
I use FCP 6.
If you try iMovie & it works then you'll know it is an FCP problem you have.
In FCP you 1st have to set your capture settings for what you are bringing in. I do this under easy setup, try hdv 1080i, firewire basic.
2007 October 20th, 14:10
Thanks a lot, that fixed the problem.
2007 October 21st, 02:40
<<And I wouldn't edit in iMovie if I had to.>>
And, your reason is...?
iMovie 6 HD is really quite a capable editor, and for a short quick & dirty post I'll use it any day over FCS. For a complex project, I'll spend the time to do post in FCS. It seemed a little odd to me that you were dissing iMovie when you had no idea how to import to FCS. Like, well, maybe you should consider learning the easy stuff before tackling the tough stuff, just in case you've really got to get some work done.
Oh, never mind.
2007 October 21st, 15:06
Well, I've never had to learn to capture different types of footage, all my stuff has been filmed with the crap cams they have at school, and I suppose FCP comes set for those specifically. I've never had to learn anything different.
Anyways, I don't like iMovie cause you can only have what, 2 bars of audio? And 2 bars for video?
Final cut has about 42 if I remember correctly for each.. And with the editing I do I absolutely need more than 2. =P
2007 October 23rd, 02:25
I am at home in both programs and agree with the other poster, that sometimes, it's easiest to just dump it into iMovie, do your cuts and transitions, throw a couple of titles, and render. But when you want to be more creative and have more bells and whistles, you have to move over to Final Cut.
On a recent project, I captured in iMovie v6.0.3 on my G4/1GHz 17" laptop and did the rough selection and editing in iMovie. I then saved and closed the file, opened up Final Cut Express v3.5.1, and opened the iMovie file. All my files showed up in Final Cut and I finished the edit.
The original footage was shot on the HV20 in HDV but not cinema mode or 24 frames. Haven't played with that much...
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