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Mac Help: Creating an AMV using Final Cut Pro

Postby Hollow Naruto » Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:17 am

Hi everybody. I just wanted to ask if anybody knows how i could create AMV's on FCP. I needed help on making my clips into a lossless codec like virtual dub does for a pc. Also and codecs to see xvids, divx, etc would be helpful too. I noticed like APPro, FCP doesnt like encoded footage if im doing something wrong in that department let me know.Thanx in advance
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Postby usa mimi productions » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:29 am

as far i know, i could be wrong since i don't look at tech specs on FCP i think it edits in some DV codec. this never gave me a problem though. getting the file to xvid, divx, or h.264 i eport to DV then use a program called "d-volution". i am still toying with apps that will convert to mpeg-2 and such with more settings control though.
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Postby Hollow Naruto » Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:07 pm

d-volution right ok i'll try that out thx
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Re: Mac Help: Creating an AMV using Final Cut Pro

Postby Scintilla » Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:21 pm

Hollow Naruto wrote:I noticed like APPro, FCP doesnt like encoded footage if im doing something wrong in that department let me know.

Terminology correction:

To say any editing program "doesn't like encoded footage" is incorrect. All digital video is encoded in some way or another.*

What you are probably referring to is Adobe Premiere Pro's (and most other decent non-linear video editors') tendency not to play nicely with video that was encoded using temporal (inter-frame) compression.

So, it'll work fine with codecs like MJPEG, HuffYUV, and RLE, but not so much with things like XviD, DivX, 3ivX, etc.



* With the obvious exception of raw uncompressed video.
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Postby Hollow Naruto » Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:42 pm

Yeah thanks for the correction that was exactly what i was talking about. BTW loved Waka Laka (For Osaka).

Thx usa mimi it works D-volution works perfectly
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Postby usa mimi productions » Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:14 pm

no problem at all, i dont mind helping people if i know something that will help. good luck on the amv though i am working on a new one in 720p as is.
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Postby Shazzy » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:18 pm

Guides on my site have a full rundown of codecs as well as converting info.

DV is not a lossless codec by the way..
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Postby usa mimi productions » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:08 pm

Shazzy wrote:Guides on my site have a full rundown of codecs as well as converting info.

DV is not a lossless codec by the way..

i would rather offer simple solutions to people who are new to this than long complicated routes. :)
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:10 pm

yea, who wants to do things right - that's too complicated. :?
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Postby usa mimi productions » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:15 pm

BasharOfTheAges wrote:yea, who wants to do things right - that's too complicated. :?

you are funny, i also didnt get a how to when started doing this. i am not going to be a self proclaimed expert like some people. :)
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Postby Hollow Naruto » Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:42 pm

thanx guys a lot this is all useful information that i will be studying hard. Quick question to anybody that wants to answer this how long (avg time) would you say it would take an AMV creator to make a 5 star worthy video on this site in your opinion?
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Postby usa mimi productions » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:00 pm

Hollow Naruto wrote:thanx guys a lot this is all useful information that i will be studying hard. Quick question to anybody that wants to answer this how long (avg time) would you say it would take an AMV creator to make a 5 star worthy video on this site in your opinion?


are you talkin about how long it takes to make an amv, or rather how long it take till you can make 5 star worthy amvs? i don't get any (nor do i expect any at that point) attention here at all. then again i also make amvs because i like making them...not so much for star ratings/opinions.
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Postby Hollow Naruto » Mon Aug 06, 2007 2:48 pm

well i think i phrase the question terribly. How long on avg do you think it would take to make a AMV the level that the top 10% rated videos are. like its pretty obvious that most of the videos that i watched so far go well beyond simple cuts and putting clips to music, it seems like these guys/girls put in a whole lot of time and effort to these videos. It's like it would take some of these guys months to create some of this stuff. I dont care about the stars or opinions i'm only concerned about getting better as a video editor, and i want to be to deliver the same calibur work as these guys. The question regarding time was only so i could gauge how much time and energy that i'm going have to prep myself for.... i guess so i can psyc myself up...i guess
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Postby usa mimi productions » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:34 pm

Hollow Naruto wrote:well i think i phrase the question terribly. How long on avg do you think it would take to make a AMV the level that the top 10% rated videos are. like its pretty obvious that most of the videos that i watched so far go well beyond simple cuts and putting clips to music, it seems like these guys/girls put in a whole lot of time and effort to these videos. It's like it would take some of these guys months to create some of this stuff. I dont care about the stars or opinions i'm only concerned about getting better as a video editor, and i want to be to deliver the same calibur work as these guys. The question regarding time was only so i could gauge how much time and energy that i'm going have to prep myself for.... i guess so i can psyc myself up...i guess


i have yet to do that...this perticular *hobby* is cut throat and seems to offer little help to new people. it is too comptitive, in my opinion. i guess if you are good at what you do, you will do alot better than taking a little bit to warm up and get good. practice, practice, practice? i admire your drive an energy it is something i dont quite have as much lately. :\
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Postby BasharOfTheAges » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:57 pm

Nobody likes talking about it in our society, what with the idea everyone can do everything if they just put their nose to the grindstone long enough, but there is something to be said for innate skill. You can either have it or not. If not, given years of practice you can fake it, but those with it can also progress in that time too.

There's nothing wrong with having a goal (despite the fact that the vast majority of people here that'll speak out on the subject will argue otherwise), but talking about it causes more drama than it's worth.
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