MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

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MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby sportsgirl1391 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:28 pm

Why won't mp4 files open up in my program it says Unknown File. idk why they are just mp4 it opens up in VLC and quicktime.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Athena » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:15 pm

1) What is the Codec
2) Did you try placing it in a .MOV container?

..also please stop posting Mac questions outside of the Mac forum. Move requested.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby sportsgirl1391 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:47 pm

Squirrel, Duke of Acorn wrote:1) What is the Codec
2) Did you try placing it in a .MOV container?

..also please stop posting Mac questions outside of the Mac forum. Move requested.


I didnt see the mac forum. sorry. I just seen the encoding topic thought it would be alright. I didnt see a mac forum.

How do i check the codec?
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Mister Hatt » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:19 am

MediaInfo, google it or search on sourceforge. MP4 is not a format, it's a file extension that describes a bunch of loosely similar containers, each with different codec support. It's actually quite hard to arbitrarily support ALL MP4 files.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby sportsgirl1391 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:50 am

Mister Hatt wrote:MediaInfo, google it or search on sourceforge. MP4 is not a format, it's a file extension that describes a bunch of loosely similar containers, each with different codec support. It's actually quite hard to arbitrarily support ALL MP4 files.


hmmm idk. i shall have to look into that. lol. My teacher said to convert it with quicktime pro.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Athena » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:56 pm

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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby sportsgirl1391 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:10 pm

The files open in Sony vegas Pro 9 on my pc but no Final Cut on my mac.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Mister Hatt » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:43 pm

Bootcamp. Fixes everything.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby sportsgirl1391 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:45 pm

Mister Hatt wrote:Bootcamp. Fixes everything.

Bootcamp?
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Athena » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:04 pm

I presume Hatt was talking about. He was suggesting you just install windows.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Mister Hatt » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:13 pm

Dual boot your machine with OSX and Windows yes, and if you wanna be really badass, a slimline speed/performance tuned linux or BSD install for running x264 (which you compiled yourself obviously.)
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Athena » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:20 pm

Mister Hatt wrote:Dual boot your machine with OSX and Windows yes, and if you wanna be really badass, a slimline speed/performance tuned linux or BSD install for running x264 (which you compiled yourself obviously.)


:|

Do you think that's likely for this user?
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby Mister Hatt » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:19 pm

Frankly I'm surprised he figured out how to get registered on the site at all, so he's already exceeding my expectations.
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Re: MP4 won;t open in Final Cut Pro

Postby sportsgirl1391 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Squirrel, Duke of Acorn wrote:
Mister Hatt wrote:Dual boot your machine with OSX and Windows yes, and if you wanna be really badass, a slimline speed/performance tuned linux or BSD install for running x264 (which you compiled yourself obviously.)


:|

Do you think that's likely for this user?


ouch doubtfulness. lol.
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