so i just "purchased" final cut pro 5.1 and i need help

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  1. KuntryFresh

    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    im trying to put together a sort of movie / presentation for a class.

    now i have a movie on my hd. its in mp4. ripped with handbrake. but when i try to open it in FC it says it does not support the format or something?

    also if i can get it to work can i chop it up and take certain segments that i want and put them in between slides and such :o

    im new to all this
     
  2. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    sounds like someone's better off with iMovie :rofl:
     
  3. KuntryFresh

    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    i have never used it before.

    i tried to do that in iMovie it wouldnt let me.

    some way i can switch the mpg4 to something else so i can use this bitch?


    p.s. why the hate :wtc:
     
  4. Yardsale

    Yardsale OT Supporter

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    no hate, just saying for what you need FCP seems overkill. learn it when you're not on a deadline :dunno:
     
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    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    eh. i didnt know i thought it might make it easier.

    well regardless. any suggestions on the whole mp4 thing. imovie or FCP to get it to work?
     
  6. Yardsale

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    try the import function
     
  7. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    get quicktime pro
    open up that .mp4
    File > Export
    export "export to quicktime movie"
    click "options"
    in the video section click "settings"
    in the compresstion type, choose "DV/DVCPRO- NTSC"
    put the quality at the "best"
    press okay
    press okay
    save

    sit there for how ever long it takes, then import that file into FCP
     
  8. KuntryFresh

    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    fuck i downloaded FCP so i WOULDNT have to get QT pro

    :mad:
     
  9. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    if you installed FCP, it should install QT Pro with it...
    at least in the legit version it does...
     
  10. BoostedBoogie

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    rename the .mp4 to .mpg or .MPEG.

    did you actually PURCHASE final cut pro or just download it? i'm willing to offer a helping hand to actual supporting apple customers.
     
  11. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    jeez...mr. helpful over here...
    who cares if he paid for it or not? just help the guy...:ugh:
     
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    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    BoostedBoogie New Member

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    i get paid for my editing work and such, so i actually have to purchase these types of programs for work or i go to jail :o

    but i gave you some advice. just rename it

    but if you're too cheap to buy fcp and thought fcp would edit your mpeg 4 file, then just stick with imovie and you will be fine. or you can try windows movie maker on PC.
     
  14. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    so do i, but i'll still help anyone, hell, i'd give him a copy and help him learn it...
     
  15. KuntryFresh

    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    is it lonely up there? on your pedestal?
     
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    not at all
     
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    KuntryFresh Midwest

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  18. Ghostrider4450

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    You really should bite the bullet and purchase Quicktime Pro, its packed with features and its 1/30th the cost of FCP at 30 bucks.
     
  19. Liddy

    Liddy Not enough cowbell.

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    Just get serial seeker and get the crack for Quicktime Pro.
     
  20. KuntryFresh

    KuntryFresh Midwest

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    i got it
     
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    Did you find it in the FCP install? Or just purchased it?
     
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