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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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How do I import clips from Avid Liquid 7.2 to Final Cut Pro 6.0.3. I have tried to just make the clips Quicktime files but FC will not read the files. What am i missing?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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How do I import clips from Avid Liquid 7.2 to Final Cut Pro 6.0.3. I have tried to just make the clips Quicktime files but FC will not read the files. What am i missing?
I'm not sure what type of files you are dealing with (DV, HDV, Uncompressed???)...but, it would probably be better to export from Liquid as an uncompressed AVI file.
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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Hi Jim,

They are HDV files some are 1080i from a Z1 and some are 30F from a Canon A1. So I think AVI is all SD correct?
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 04:47 PM   #4
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Hi Jim,

They are HDV files some are 1080i from a Z1 and some are 30F from a Canon A1. So I think AVI is all SD correct?
The AVI resolution could be set to 1440 X 1080i...but, the file size would be dramatically larger.

Why not just stay with the HDV2 format?

Export from Liquid as an MPEG-2--- Select HDV2 1080i

Then import to FCP on an HDV2 (1440 x 1080i) timeline.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #5
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Thank Jim I will give this a try again and double check my settings to see if it will work this time.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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Thanks Jim I will give this a try again and double check my settings to see if it will work this time.
Yea, the Quicktime export should translate. However, you need to set a preset that matches the resolution and interlacing of the HDV2 codec. I normally use one of the BlackMagic codecs for exporting to QT...but, for HDV2 I would probably export w/ the standard MPEG2 HDV2 settings.

And from there, FCP should add the QT wrapper on the files.
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Well I finally had time to switch the clips from the PC (Avid Liquid 7.2) to Final Cut Pro 6.0.4.

I saved the files as MPEG 2 1080i then imported into FC as files. Now the weird part is it will only play smooth at HDV 1080P 30 which is fine with me.

Thanks for the help.
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