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Old February 16th, 2007, 08:23 PM   #1
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mpg files make FCP 5.1.3 crash

I have these 2 .mpg files I'm trying to work with. In the timeline, if I so much as touch one, click on it, etc, FCP will crash.

I suppose I could export as .mov files but will I lose any quality?

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Old February 17th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #2
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I am exporting my .mpg files as .mov files, choosing

compression: none
frame rate: current
depth: thousands of colors
quality: best

Does that seem best? Maybe the depth should be 'millions of colors' or 'millions of colors+'?

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Old February 17th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #3
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I exported as .mov file. When I tried importing into FCP I get an error message: "File error: 1 file(s) recognized, 0 access denied, 1 unknown."

That's odd. Any ideas?

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Old February 17th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #4
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You need to convert the MPEG file to a .mov file, but one of the correct specs.

Since chances are the rest of your material is in DV, bring the MPEGs into a Compressor batch, and convert to one of the DV presets in Compressor.
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Old February 17th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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Thanks, you're absolutely right, Compressor did it, and I imported into FCP no problem.
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