Tip & How-To about Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Body Only Digital Camera
The newly released Final Cut Pro X is now a hot topic, especially among the FCP 7 or 6 users. The UI of FCP X is different from the older versions. The style change is somewhat like how Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 differs from the older versions. In the other words, it is from grey to black. Of course, Adobe Premiere Pro is different form FCP.
How would FCP X change the video editing on Mac?
- No Log and Capture , Log and Transfer:
With FCP 7 or below, the Log and Capture option is to import tape-based videos, while the Log and Transfer option is for file-based camcorder videos. If you have mini-dv like Sony HDR-FX1S, you may need another tool to capture and save videos as a file, and then import to FCPX.
For videos from file-based camcorders, the process is like working with iMovie. The Camera Import window should pop up when camera is connected to Mac for you to select clips. Then click Import Selected, or the like button to load videos. Even though FCP X is supposed to import AVCHD files in .mts or .m2ts format, there are still users reporting the problem. If that is the case for you, you may need to transcode AVCHD to QuickTime MOV for FCP. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac would help you make the videos compatible to FCP X.
If you use Canon XF100 to shoot videos in .mxf format, or other camcorders with MXF files, just try Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to see if it works for your .mxf video footage.
- No transcoding to ProRes:
As it is known that the videos imported via Log and Transfer would be transcoded to Apple ProRes. User should wait for the transcoding before editing. It is said that Final Cut Pro X would grant you access to your material right away, saving a lot of time.
Actually, there is also timeline for editing in FCP X. But the layout is different from the previous versions. The audio would be snapped to the video. You may find out more interesting features and get used to it.
Posted by panasonicc... on
Jul 22, 2010 | Cell Phones
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