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Final Cut Pro X Review-No Log and Capture or Log and Transfer?

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.

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How to Export Movie from Final Cut Pro (FCP) to FLV? After editing your own movies on Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express, you may want to put them on your website for presenting your introduction or promoting your services/products. For users with the older version of FCP, FCE or iMovie, it is easy to export FLV by choosing File > Export > Using QuickTime Conversion. However, if you could not find Flash FLV as output format from FCP/FCE/iMovie, you may need a FCP to FLV converter to get Flash videos. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the best FCP to FLV converter for you to handle videos on iMac/MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard or Leopard. The Mac FCP to FLV converter supports loading .3gp, .m4v, .avi, .dv, .flc, .mp4 videos from FCP/FCE/iMovie and converts FCP movies to FLV as short film. Below are the steps to export Final Cut Pro movie to FLV with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac. Step 1. Load Final Cut Pro movies to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac. After exporting movies from Final Cut Pro, run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the Mac FCP to FLV converter, and click the "Add" button to load FCP short films for conversion. Step 2. Choose FLV output format. Click the "Format" option and choose Flash Video > FLV-Flash Video Format(*.flv) as output format. This format is compatible to most machines. Step 3. Transcode FCP movies to FLV. Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the Mac FCP to FLV converter starts converting Final Cut Pro movies to FLV for playing on webpage. Tips: 1. After converting Final Cut Pro movies to FLV, you need Flash players to navigate the video playback on webpage. You can use free web players like JW player, Moyea PlayBox player and Flow player to present your short films on website. 2. You can set the video resolution of the FLV videos by clicking the "Settings" before conversion. 3. The above step-by-step guide with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac also works for the movies exported from Final Cut Express and iMovie. In other words, you can also convert FCE movies to FLV, iMovie videos to FLV on Mac OS X.

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