Re: FCP (Exporting and Importing)

FCP (Exporting and Importing) (February 27, 2012 08:13AM) omphile
Sorry i meant, I’m editing a short film in a few days. The film was shot on a Panasonic AVCCAM 154ER. My iMac has a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, with 2 GB of ram. I’m using FCP 7. I’m also storing all footage on a shared server which slows editing down considerably, and the iMac itself doesn’t have a lot of free space. I also have a limited amount of time within which to work – roughly 5 hours to cut the final edit. So I wanted to know if there are any methods of which I can use to import my footage in FCP that will allow me to render and work on my footage quicker but still obtain maximum quality after exporting the footage.
Re: FCP (Exporting and Importing) (February 27, 2012 03:04PM) David Harbsmeier
Move the footage to a hard drive that is connected directly to your Mac via Firewire. Do not try editing over a network unless you have a lot of time and patience - FCP was not designed to work that way.

-DH
Re: FCP (Exporting and Importing) (February 27, 2012 05:09PM) omphile
Thank you. What Is film PAL or NTSC. How do you convert NTSC to PAL without too much quality loss?
Re: FCP (Exporting and Importing) (February 28, 2012 05:58AM) Oabz
I've read through all you've written and I kind of understand what PAL and NTSC are, but which between the two would be best to use though in the scenario of omphile's?
Re: FCP (Exporting and Importing) (February 28, 2012 12:31PM) David Harbsmeier
>>I've read through all you've written and I kind of understand what PAL and NTSC are, but which between the two would be best to use though in the scenario of omphile's?<<

Omphile's post has nothing to do whatsoever with the television standard (PAL or NTSC). His question was concerning editing footage on a shared server and what problems that can cause when editing. It wouldn't matter of the footage were PAL or NTSC ... the storage issues would be the same.

As for which is best to use; it all depends on your equipment and the country(s) in which the video will be viewed: [en.wikipedia.org]

-DH
Re: FCP (Exporting and Importing) (February 28, 2012 04:54AM) David Harbsmeier
PAL is the television standard used in countries where the electrical current cycles at 50hz. NTSC (SD) and ATSC (HD) are the television standards used in countries where the electrical current is at 60hz (primarily the USA and Japan).

You can use Compressor to convert, or use a plugin like this: [www.nattress.com]

-DH
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