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Hey guys,
My issue is that I can't import into Final Cut alot of videos that can play in Quicktime. Odd because I thought that they used the same drivers. I was wondering if anyone knew of some update/3rd party software which enabled Final Cut to import more video formats. Or, perhaps, some setting I need to enable.

My issue is mostly with .mP4s. I use Final Cut 5.0.1 (intel version). Hoping to get 6 soon, if that version fixes this issue.

Thanks in advance,
-Sherman
 

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FCP 5.0.1 for Intel?

That's not for Intel machines, it will install but doesn't run right from what I've seen personally. .
 

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If by not running right, you mean the 50+ hours I have edited are faulty... then I pray to God you are wrong... But if by not running right you mean there are some features buggy... perhaps you're right.
 

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Intel version is 5.1 - better check.
 

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Sherman: help us help you

more info please
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cheers
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Buggy features is what I'm referring to. I was able to edit when I loaded it on an Intel iMac, but it seemed to do some odd things while working with compressor and going back and forth with LiveType sometimes.

I checked at emotionDV and found out that ya it loads but it's hit and miss as to how it works. I'm sure you know about these guys...;)
 

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Buggy features is what I'm referring to. I was able to edit when I loaded it on an Intel iMac, but it seemed to do some odd things while working with compressor and going back and forth with LiveType sometimes.
FCP has some positive features but they are some things and bugs that are annoying.
I'm still waiting for a decent titler....
 

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FCP has some positive features but they are some things and bugs that are annoying.
I'm still waiting for a decent titler....
Agreed, I sit for hours in textedit properly spacing things so that it will format properly in Final Cut... only to find that Final Cut wont import \r's properly :'( I wonder if FC6 has a more developed titler.
 

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FCP has some positive features but they are some things and bugs that are annoying. I'm still waiting for a decent titler....
I've never had a problem using LiveType for titles, credits etc, that's what it's made for. Formatting problems and spacing? Never had that issue.
 

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I've never had a problem using LiveType for titles, credits etc, that's what it's made for. Formatting problems and spacing? Never had that issue.
Oh, it does the job, but the hassle (I feel) of going outside of Final Cut to create a insanely huge file (for what it does) and fiddle with it until it's just right... I mean, a simple credit/title maker within Final Cut would be so much more convenient, I don't need extensive titling tools.

LiveType specializes at very labour-intensive special effects with regard to titles. I need simple credits to scroll up from the bottom of my screen.

Furthermore, if i need to tweak just a letter due to typo, or I want to adjust alignment, I need to go outside Final Cut, fiddle with LiveType again, re-export it... All this instead of 3 clicks and a delete button.
 

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It's been some time since I've been editing with FCP, but I do recall a hint from one of the many techie sites that some editors were using iMovie (really!) to create their titling, and then importing the file into FCP, since iMovie's titling tool is ridiculously simple.

YMMV.

:)
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