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Old September 17th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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Aiptek Go HD preset?

What preset could I setup in FCP 5.1 with clips of these properties:
<img src=http://www.stevenunez.com/GoHDMediaProp.jpg>

That is the property of clips produced from the Aiptek GO HD camcorder. I'd like a sequence preset that would allow for straight imports into the time line w/o rendering each clip.

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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:20 AM   #2
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I believe the Aiptek's are AVCHD (Or just h.264?)? In which case, your footage would need to be converted first. FCP cannot use AVCHD footage on the timeline.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #3
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No not AVCHD. It's a .mov file with these properties-
http://www.stevenunez.com/GoHDMediaProp.jpg
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Old September 18th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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Hmm, I'm confused now. I thought Final Cut Pro 5.1 (or 6 for that matter) wouldn't even touch MPEG 4, H.264, or anything of the sort. But I was inspired by your idea, I went and created a preset that would conform to an H.264 trailer I downloaded from Apple. I threw the H.264 video on the timeline and could edit without having to render! Why then, can't FCP edit AVCHD if you made some sort of preset for it? Isn't AVCHD just H.264?

Anyway, back to your point, is there a way you could post a raw clip on here so I could try and work on a preset?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #5
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No not AVCHD. It's a .mov file with these properties-
http://www.stevenunez.com/GoHDMediaProp.jpg
Well, it says right there in your screenshot that it's AVCHD (under Format). You'll need Final Cut Pro 6.0.1 to transfer and capture and I believe it only works on Intel Macs.

See this support doc from the apple site:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=305997

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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:35 PM   #6
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For the record h.264, AVCHD and MPEG-4 Part 10 are exactly the same thing.

No wonder there is so much confusion!
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Old September 18th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #7
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So if I can edit a H.264 trailer downloaded from Apple, why can't I edit AVCHD?
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Old September 18th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #8
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Steve, I downloaded a clip from another user to try it out, and I found a setting that works, although the audio still needs to be rendered.
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Frame Size: 1280x720 HDTV 720p (16:9)
Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square
Field Dominance: None
Editing Timebase: 30
Timecode Rate: Same As Editing Timebase

Quicktime Video Settings
Compressor: H.264

Audio Settings
Rate: 48 kHz
Depth: 16-bit
Config: Default
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Give it a shot and tell me if it works for you. I just don't think Final Cut Pro is a big fan of compressed audio. It doesn't take too long to render that audio though.
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