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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #1
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Importing footage from DVD in timeline

Hey guys,

So I am working on a project settings:
DV Pal 48 kHZ Anamorphic
I have to import some footage from a DVD so I used the programm handbrake for it. I made a MPEG 4 file and tried to put it in the timeline. The footage is there but I have to render the whole thing and that takes 4 hours. Am I doing something wrong here. I made it 25 fps so it matches the project, or did I have to leave it on same as footage. I tried to put it in as a H.264 Video as well, but got the same problem here? Anyone knows what to do or do I have to bite the bullet and wait 4 hours (on macbook pro) and probably have to render it everytime I change something in it... Any help would be great?

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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #2
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drag it into quicktime, export, movie to quicktime movie and change it's settings to match your timeline settings.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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To avoid rendering the footage you put in the timeline should be the same format as your timeline. I would do a conversion with compressor or just record the footage onto a minidv tape and import that directly into FCP.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 04:18 PM   #4
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Nice advice guys, thanx a million!

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Old October 25th, 2006, 05:09 PM   #5
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Hey guys,

So I am working on a project settings:
DV Pal 48 kHZ Anamorphic
I have to import some footage from a DVD so I used the programm handbrake for it. I made a MPEG 4 file and tried to put it in the timeline.

... Any help would be great?

Thanks in advance
Cheers Niels
Try MPEGStreamclip to convert the DVD footage to DV PAL. MPEG4 is a nightmare to place in a timeline, avoid it! Another good program is Cinematize. Unless this is a commercial DVD then you are on your own.
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Old October 26th, 2006, 04:20 AM   #6
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I've never been to impressed woth handbrake- i've got several dvd rippers, i found a cheap and cheerful one called DiVA, which has a wide choice of formats to rip in- all you have to do is rip your dvd as DV Pal, then your ripped file is in the same format as your timeline, and no rendering is needed.

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Old October 26th, 2006, 04:50 AM   #7
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For the record, it is not a commercial DVD!! Problem is that it is old footage from a company that I have to import in a new project that I am working on. But as soon as possible and in the highest quality. If I order a program that does it, it is probably going to take a while to get it. Handbrake was free and looked good but I can only get it in MPEG4, Avi or OGM file with the codecs MPEG4 Video and H.264 video. Maybe I should check out the onces you were talking about. Thanx.

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Old October 26th, 2006, 04:58 AM   #8
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For the record, it is not a commercial DVD!! Problem is that it is old footage from a company that I have to import in a new project that I am working on. But as soon as possible and in the highest quality. If I order a program that does it, it is probably going to take a while to get it. Handbrake was free and looked good but I can only get it in MPEG4, Avi or OGM file with the codecs MPEG4 Video and H.264 video. Maybe I should check out the onces you were talking about. Thanx.

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Old October 26th, 2006, 12:27 PM   #9
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MPEGStreamclip is a free download. Try it.
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Old November 6th, 2006, 10:46 AM   #10
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It all worked fine with exporting the dvd material to a dv-stream with quicktime, but with another project I have now I can't seem to get the audio with it. I export the material to an dv-tream 48KHZ, but somehow the footage looks fine but no audio! What am I doing wrong here? Thank you in advance.



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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:10 PM   #11
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Converter?

just a thought, I've run a DVD player through the S-video port of my Canopus ADVC 110 and captured directly into Final Cut. No muss no fuss. Do you have a converter that you could use?

I didn't see any appreciable loss in quality either, but maybe I'm not trained well enough to pick it up...

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Old November 6th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #12
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hmm I am going to try that, thanks Kevin.

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Old November 6th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #13
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Any luck with the converter Niels?
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Old November 7th, 2006, 05:23 AM   #14
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Didn't had the time to try it yet Kevin. I'll connect my HVX with the dvd player and import the footage in FCP. Tomorrow I'll go to the office and try it. I'll let you know. Thanks mate!

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Old November 10th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #15
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Sorry Kevin, I forgot to tell tou that it worked well. Thaks for the help!

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