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FinalCut Pro and Windows Media via Flip4Mac
February 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm #93346
Is anyone exporting from FinalCut Pro to Windows Media format using Flip4Mac and if so have you experienced any issues with stuttering and frame drops using FinalCut7? Were these issues resolved and if so can you tell me what you did? I know this is a pretty specific question but we are not getting much help from Telestream.
May 7, 2010 at 12:37 am #93354
we edit on macs and final cut, and eventually have to out put it to a .wmv and we have the flipformac plug in. No stuttering issues.
Have you tried outputting it from finalcut as a dv or mov and then using quicktime or quicktime pro (you may need pro to even have flipformac) to make the wmv?
Another conversion program that i use that i love is MpegStreamclip. a free little thing that'll convert a lot of files.
of course, we are still on final cut 6. the upgrade is 299 and I can't get my boss to pony up the money
May 7, 2010 at 11:22 am #93352
We are exporting our files at 1280 x 720 (720p) for a kiosk project and have noticed it at random places. Sometimes where there is a lot of motion and other times on a just a pan of a still image. We have exported to mov and then to wmv rather than a direct export with really no difference. The thought is FC7 introduced this however Apple or the FlipforMac folks haven't fessed up. Each points at each other.
I haven't tried MpegStreamclip but will give it a look.
May 9, 2010 at 2:29 am #93350
There could also be a quicktime glitch. I know when I need to make mpeg files the only way I can get them is to first make a dvd, then use mpegstreamclip to rip from the dvd and out put as a mpeg.
Worked one week, then didn't the next. Video would export but with no audio. And, of course, I didn't find that out until I was fighting a deadline. Finally found out that a Quicktime update didn't play well with mpegstreamclip, causing the file to lose its audio.
Found the beta version of a mpeg update that fixed it.
So, the morale of the story, sometimes Apple fraks you over by changing something in an update that doesn't play well with other things.
If it worked before FC7, maybe it's not a FC problem but something with Quicktime.
There's another little free converter out there called Super. Don't know if there's a mac version or if it's PC only, but it might be worth a try.
May 11, 2010 at 11:12 am #93348
It could be a QuickTime glitch but seems strange if it is as we are using Flip4Mac to do the export. But you are right it could be some inner-workings of the two. Perhaps we should try going to an older version of QuickTime.
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