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Old January 16th, 2006, 01:59 PM   #16
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Because I am missing the codec, will I not be able to uload regular DV footage?

I am currently trying to import the HDV footage I mentioned above which I converted to DV and the error message I get when I open log and capture is:

"Unable to initialize video deck... "

THE DISK MENTIONED ABOVE WAS THE DISC USED TO INSTALL MY FCP. WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO RE-INSTALL?

OR IS THERE A SIMPLER WAY TO GET THE CODEC BACK?

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Old January 17th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #17
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So there is no other way to get that original DVCPRO Codec back?
I don't know why the codec would have disappeared, it was probably never installed. I think it should be included in the Quicktime 7 upgrade, but I'm not sure. Can you confirm that you are running QT7?

Either way, when you get the error message can you still work in FCP, or does it shut you down? I would stay away from the DVCPROHD codec because it is more trouble than its worth with 960x720 default frame size and non-square pixels.
Stick with Apple Intermediate Codec and square pixels at 1280 x 720 and you should be fine.

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THE DISK MENTIONED ABOVE WAS THE DISC USED TO INSTALL MY FCP. WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO RE-INSTALL?
There is no improper way to install FCP from the original DVD. Just double click on the orange/yellow box that says "Install Final Cut Studio," click "continue" and "agree" and then make sure that everything is checkmarked (FCP, Livetype, Cinema Tools, etc.)
The install disk will check to make sure that you have quicktime 7 and install it if you don't.

Since you originally "dragged the icon of FCP from the disk onto my hardrive" then you must have a CD copy of the application that was already installed on someone else's system. This means you are missing all of the extras (codecs, drivers & presets) needed to run FCP properly. FCP is not self-contained like other apps because of its dependency on Quicktime.


Have you tried iMovieHD? It works with HD AIC codec. It will even digitize 720P30.
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