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Old November 23rd, 2005, 10:24 AM   #1
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Will FCP import a targa sequence?

Hello to all:

I'm not a Final Cut Pro user as such but I need to prepare some material for a client who is. I have two questions:

1) Will FCP import a targa sequence and work with it on the timeline along with existing HD material?

2) Does FCP work with all HD resolutions (1920 X 1080I, 1280 x 720P)?

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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1) Will FCP import a targa sequence and work with it on the timeline along with existing HD material?
Yes... in a roundabout way. Use Quicktime Player Pro (the "pro" registration # ships with FCP to unlock "pro" functionality) and "open image sequence." Then just save as a Quicktime file. The original uncompressed TIFF quality is retained. You can even save it "dependent" on the original TIFF files so that no additional hard drive space is required.

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2) Does FCP work with all HD resolutions (1920 X 1080I, 1280 x 720P)?
Yes. FCP is completely resolution independent. You simply set your sequence resolution/codec to whatever is needed.
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Old November 23rd, 2005, 02:58 PM   #3
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Thanks, Tim, for the detailed reply.

Question for you... do you think using a targa sequence is a viable way to distribute a video clip "cross platform" like this?

Just wondering.

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Old November 23rd, 2005, 04:36 PM   #4
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Thanks, Tim, for the detailed reply.

Question for you... do you think using a targa sequence is a viable way to distribute a video clip "cross platform" like this?
Yes George. We do it all the time.
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