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Old March 24th, 2004, 01:16 PM   #1
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how to export sound from FCP to PC?

I'm finishing a pilot for a friend that's going to be shown on a local TV station. (Only some 100.000 viewers..) it's nothing high quality but I'd like to do my best anyway. (as always..)

The sound, a mix of interviews and music is very varied and I'd like a friend of mine who is a sound engineer to clean up as much of my mess as possible. He works on a PC and I use FCP3.

How can I export the sound for him to work on? (and then import again..)

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Old March 24th, 2004, 03:48 PM   #2
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Export as Quicktime (or Quicktime Movie... forget what it's called in FCP3) from the File > Export menu. You'll be presented with a save box offering you a choice of things. Change the drop down menu from Quicktime Movie to Sound to WAV. Make sure you have it set to 48000Hz, 16 Bit Stereo. Export. There ya go! He can clean up and save the file and just as long as he doesn'r shorten or lengthen it, you can import the fixed WAV into Final Cut Pro and it'll play perfectly. Macs love WAV files just as much as AIFF files!
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Old March 24th, 2004, 05:11 PM   #3
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Cheers!

That sounds foolproof enough..

Thanks alot.
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Old March 24th, 2004, 05:42 PM   #4
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The default seems to be 44000hz, right?

But I'll cange it to 48.000?

(I don't know the first thing about sound.. :-(

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Old March 24th, 2004, 06:34 PM   #5
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Yeah there should be a drop down menu that lets you select. Even if you export at 44100, it'll be OK. But 48000 is the native format for DV. If the default is 44100 then I'd just export that, since that is what your timeline is. If your audio was at 48000 then that would most likely be the default. You won't hear an audible difference between the two. 44100 is CD quality, and 48000 is DAT (digital audio tape) quality. A world of difference there is not. :)
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Old March 25th, 2004, 12:54 AM   #6
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Programs have different quality converting from 44.1khz to 48khz. I remember iTunes and QT Pro/FCP gave me different results. I didn't hear it in musical parts but I did hear a difference in clapping (and I don't consider myself to be golden eared at all). I believe there's a technical explanation for this but I can't recite it off the top of my head.

A visual analog would be blowing up a pixel/raster version of those resolution test charts. When you blow it up (to a size that's not a nice multiple like 2X, 3X, etc.) then the lines won't look so good anymore.
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Old March 25th, 2004, 03:58 AM   #7
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Thanks!

Anything else to think of?
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