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Old June 10th, 2004, 03:06 PM   #766
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When you elect to "burn" in Toast there is a box to enter the number of copies you want. You can also save your project in Toast and open it at a later time to make more copies.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 03:17 PM   #767
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Click on your Desk Top. Hold down the Apple Key and the "F" key, the Find window will open. Check only the drive name you captured your media to. In the first pull down, set it to Date Modified. Set the next pull down (going across) to today (or the day of the capture). Set the third pull down (under the first) to visibility, and the last to visible and invisible items. Click search. In several seconds the names of all the files from that date will appear. The media files may have been temp files and have odd names. You should be able to open them with QuickTime to verify the contents. Import the files into your new project.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 03:59 PM   #768
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I can't thankyou enough Jeff...
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Old June 10th, 2004, 05:18 PM   #769
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Glad I could help.
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Old June 10th, 2004, 07:24 PM   #770
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MPEG-2 importing

I've gotten myself into a bit of a pickle. I backed up about 9 small projects onto a data-DVD as Final Cut files for use later. Unfortunately, in a total lack of intelligence, I didn't save them as self-contained files, and therefore can't retrieve the projects. Fortunately, I burned a video-DVD with the different projects in iDVD. My goal is to "rip" my projects out of the DVD to be properly archived.
I've purchased Quicktime MPEG-2 and imported the video_ts files, but all I can retrieve is the video with no audio. I know there has to be a way to get my audio back as well, but don't know how. Does anyone have suggestions or recommendations?
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Old June 11th, 2004, 08:18 AM   #771
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i knew there had to be a better way..just couldnt find it in Toast help.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 01:10 PM   #772
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Quicktime ready to add AVC codec

http://www.internetnews.com/infra/article.php/3366831

The company said the technology, known as MPEG-4 part 10 or H.264/AVC, is the next-generation video compression technology in the MPEG-4 standard. Already ratified by both the ITU and ISO MPEG, Frank Casanova, Apple Senior Director, QuickTime Product Marketing, told internetnews.com that the company is pole-positioning the improvements as the standard for video encoding for everything from 3G to High Definition (HD) broadcast.

"We took the basic recipe and we're now testing it internally on our campus in Cupertino, Casanova said. "We're not shipping it yet. It's not a question of 'if', only a matter of 'when.'"

Earlier this year, Apple demonstrated MPEG-4 part 10 showing content encoded at full HD resolution (1920x1080 24 frames progressive) and played back between 6.8 and 8 Mbps on one of Apple's current dual-processor computers. The company suggests that H.264/AVC is the likely successor to MPEG-2, which is still the industry standard.



That's impressive. 1080P @ less than DVD bitrates. The encoding is going to be a bear though at 8x the power needed for MPEG2. However the results are amazing. Apple previewed trailers in AVC at NAB 2004 and I hear they looked excellent.

Licensing of AVC is more expensive than WM9 but you have the safety of a standards body so you know things will stay static.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 02:59 PM   #773
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Panning Stills with FCP?

Is there an easy way to pan and/or zoom stills using FCP? I have done it with Premier, but can't seem to find how to do the same with FCP. I basically have several high-res photos (JPG) that I would like to pan and zoom during my video. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I am using FCP 4.5 HD with OSX 10.3


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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:05 PM   #774
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AVC is also part of the new HD-DVD mandatory supported codecs: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,116471,pg,1,RSS,RSS,00.asp
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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:14 PM   #775
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<<<-- Originally posted by Mark Sloan : AVC is also part of the new HD-DVD mandatory supported codecs: http://www.pcworld.com/news/article/0,aid,116471,pg,1,RSS,RSS,00.asp -->>>

Yes Mark. AVC is the huge behomoth codec that consumers have no idea about yet. In fact there are many who think the only efficient HD codec is Microsofts WM9(aka VC9 which has provisional HD-DVD support as well).

I'm expecting that the recent talk concerning Quicktime is a build up to WWDC the end of this month. I expect to see QT7 announced along with OSX 10.4.

Final Cut Pro is simply not going to be able to grow in some areas without a revamping of the core which is Quicktime. Things to look for are going to better MPEG2 support and more than stereo audio input in QT. I think we'll see Final Cut Pro 5 next NAB with a bunch of new features granted by its synching with QT7

I also imagine that we'll have the choice to take HD or HDV video and transcode to Pixlet or AVC quite easily.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:28 PM   #776
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I use Photo to Movie and export as a Quicktime.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:38 PM   #777
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Thanks Jeff, but are you telling me that FCP cannot do something as simple as this? So, I need to spend $50 to achieve this?

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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:40 PM   #778
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You could try:
http://www.macdesktops.com/
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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:43 PM   #779
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It is a good idea to have all your media files on a seperate drive. The problem is that if you move project media files around then your project won't be able to find them. It registers their file paths so if you move them you'll get a bunch of missing clips error messages. Use the built in media manager if you want to save yourself a headache.

Probably the best thing to do is simply start all new projects on the new drive. Just finish your current projects where they are, archive them and move on. You may want to adjust your FCP preferences as well so it saves temp files and captures to the new drive by default.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 08:45 PM   #780
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after effects does this really well adn simply - but it's a little more than $50.

As for FCP - I'm almost positive there's a way, but sorry, I can't think of it right now.
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