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switching from Final Cut Pro to iMovie mid-project

I have slightly less than two weeks to edit a video project. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm going to start editing on a MacBook with Final Cut Pro (in Location A) and then have to finish on an iMac with iMovie (in Location B). My Final Cut Pro clips should import to iMovie without any loss of quality, right? I assume yes, but I just need to double check so I'm not pulling my hair out in a week.
posted by roger ackroyd on Feb 17, 2016 - 2 answers

Where can I buy a way-old FINAL CUT PRO?

My uncle has given me a big old box of FINAL CUT STUDIO, which is an upgrade from FINAL CUT PRO of the early 2000s. So, how can I now buy FINAL CUT PRO? [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Jul 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Can someone explain how this video was made?

Hi everyone. You may or may not have seen this popular "vine," called Turning Juice Into Candy. Here are a few more short clips by the same guy, using the same method: Time Change, Throwing Things Through Computers, Making Real Goldfish. I'm basically familiar with video editing software (I assume these were edited with Final Cut Pro or After Effects), but I can't quite figure out how the guy did this. He obviously filmed each shot twice (at least) and blended them together somehow, but the camera *seems* to be both moving and handheld in each shot, which *should* make the shots "unmatchable." But even when I slow them down and watch them frame-by-frame, the match seems exact and I can't figure out precisely how he did it. Can anyone who's familiar with video editing explain this? Thanks!
posted by priskyprisky on Jan 10, 2014 - 12 answers

We ain't got no budget!

CHALLENGE TIME! You are lent some expensive, professional grade video equipment for 18 hours and told that you may use it as you see fit in the time you have. Assuming little to no preparation beforehand, what do you do and/or film with it? Ideally you'd like the owner (or anyone else who sees your work) to be mildly impressed, knowing that you have no actual solo film making experience whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by Seiten Taisei on Oct 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Video within a still image with Final Cut.

This is a Final Cut question: I would like to show an image with a video inside it. More specifically, so the question is clear, I would like to show (in my video) a fake website that has an embedded video. So, "the website" will be a still image, but there is video within it. I hope that's clear. Would really appreciate any help!
posted by cyberdad on Jul 29, 2011 - 3 answers

Audio Synching tips for FCP?

Why won't my separately-recorded audio and video synch up in Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
posted by meadowlark lime on May 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Canon 7D/Final Cut video editing workflow: How to do it?

Canon 7D/Final Cut video editing workflow: How to do it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

How can something look BETTER at 110%?

Why do these clips look great in the Final Cut Pro viewer at 110%, but interlace-y at 100% and upon export? How is this even possible? [more inside]
posted by 235w103 on May 14, 2010 - 7 answers

Why isn't Final Cut Pro 6 asking me to change sequence settings to match .avi movie settings?

Final Cut Pro 6 no longer asking me to change my sequence settings to match my clip settings. Why has it stopped doing this? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Ficutfi: Final Cut Wonder Showzen export out of sync with final cut edits. Is God (or other) punishing me?

The first 28 minutes of the export are perfectly in sync, and then suddenly it's Final Cut Pro export is massively out-of-sync, after about a half hour of the exported quicktime movie. Part of the movie has disappeared, and the audio includes parts of the movie I've edited out. This article suggests my processor might be overwhelmed. Is there a solution? [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Mar 28, 2010 - 10 answers

What is the best audio editing workflow for making an instructional DVD?

What is the best audio editing workflow for making an instructional DVD? [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Jan 24, 2010 - 7 answers

what's a good video tagging solution for final cut?

this is kind of a redo about a former question. I have a SAN at work that we use for storage of all of our media for video editing. We would like to figure out the best way to tag all of our media for searching from now on. [more inside]
posted by shmegegge on Jan 14, 2010 - 3 answers


Hello, filter. We're making a movie in Final Cut Express, and one of our desires is to have an animated gif looping in the background during green screen footage. Yet, we are unable to do this. Does anyone have any solutions? Thanks.
posted by cloeburner on Jan 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Best way to edit MP4 HD video in FCP?

Preventing slowdowns when editing HD video in FCP? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Aug 22, 2009 - 2 answers

Useful workspaces now that I have a huge extended desktop?

I scored a huge monitor for free! Tips for video editing/motion graphics workspace layout? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jul 23, 2009 - 4 answers

What graphics card do I need?

What graphics card do I need? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on May 6, 2009 - 7 answers

High quality video with small file sizes.

Compressing quicktime movies for the internets. [more inside]
posted by phaedon on Jan 20, 2009 - 11 answers

What video editing software is best for me?

What video editing software is best for me? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Oct 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Give me my old Final Cut Express!

How do I get Final Cut Express to export straightforward 1280x720 HD videos from my Sanyo Xacti HD700... like it used to? [more inside]
posted by pzarquon on Sep 25, 2008 - 3 answers

How do you remove background noise in Final Cut?

What's the best way to remove background noise from a Final Cut project? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Is there a DVD player that CAN be controlled by Final Cut Pro? Or is that just like an editing snuffalufagus?

FINALCUTPROFILTER: Is there such a thing as a firewire DVD player that is controllable by final cut pro? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 31, 2008 - 3 answers

Export HD Final Cut timeline to MiniDV?

FinalCutProFilter: What is the best method of converting footage captured on a HVX P2 and edited in Final Cut as an HD timeline onto a MiniDV for festival usage?
posted by idledebonair on Sep 23, 2007 - 11 answers

Looking for a New Mac for Video Work

Thinking about buying an iMac. I'm looking at the 24inch model with 2.8 MHz processor. I plan on doing some Final Cut and After Effects work, nothing insane like HD or heavy graphics. Will this computer serve my needs? [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Sep 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Amateur Editor Needs Tech Assist

Questions about importing video from various sources into Final Cut Express HD (note: not Pro!) in order to get live render ability... [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Apr 26, 2007 - 2 answers

Encoding DV for computer playback?

What's the best way to encode DV for playback on Mac and Windows? I'm editing in Final Cut and would like output that doesn't mess with the aspect ration (no fat/squished heads), no interlacing jaggies, and can play on a G4 ibook or Pentium4 without stuttering. (Bonus points if the file size is smaller than DV!) [more inside]
posted by kamelhoecker on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

Help with FinalCut and LiveType conversions?

Help with titling conversion problem from LiveType into Final Cut Pro? [more inside]
posted by Roach on Feb 21, 2007 - 18 answers

Can I use mpeg-2 inside Fianl Cut Studio 5.1?

I'm going to be getting Final Cut Studio 5.1 at work. Can I edit mpeg-2 files in it? I couldn't in the old versions, and I can't figure out the tech specs to know whether I can INPUT mpeg-2 to edit or just export to it.
posted by Mayor Peace Love and Unity on Oct 28, 2006 - 3 answers

Editing file format help

Optimal export settings for video files (QTs) going from FCP to Avid Adrenaline? [more inside]
posted by BillBishop on Oct 20, 2006 - 3 answers

DV Compression Quality Differences?

DV video compression question - Do I have to recapture all these tapes?! [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Dec 21, 2005 - 9 answers

vector graphics perspective effect in Final Cut Express

Mac Final Cut Express and vector graphics, maybe Flash: How to make a vector graphics motion sequence to be incorporated into a Final Cut Express video. [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Aug 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Is Reason and other programs making music production too easy?

I have a question that relates to the recent announcement about Reason 3. Reason is a intuitive and relatively simple (probably the easiest) software based music program. Is Reason and other programs making music production to easy? Has it been demystified? Coupled with the internet there is certainly a lot of electronic musicians nowadays.

I just have trouble when I think about it because I make music (with Reason) and I'd like to believe it's original and everything, but maybe it isn't.

I have a friend who makes short movies and he says that it has happened to movie making because of Final Cut and Premiere. But I can't imagine this is so because films are (or should be) complex and there are so many things that have to be done right.

Is the musician not special anymore? [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza on Dec 4, 2004 - 26 answers

Final Cut Pro 3 Migration

Help with Final Cut Pro 3 application migration from a tower drive (Jag) to a G4 Powerbook (Panther). [more] [more inside]
posted by squirrel on Jun 5, 2004 - 7 answers

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