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Need to down convert 16:9 to 4:3

Does the Sony 1500 HDV deck convert 16:9 video to 4:3? I am loading HD elements to my Final Cut Express 4

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Down-conversion Capability
The HVR-1500 has a built-in down-conversion capability that allows 1080i recordings to be output as 480i and 576i signals from the i.LINK and SD-SDI interfaces. These signals can also be output from the analogue component, composite, or S-Video connectors. This allows 1080i recordings to be edited using non-linear editing systems running DV editing software or to be viewed on an SD monitor. When down-converting the 1080i recording, the aspect ratio displayed can be converted from 16:9 to 4:3. Display modes can be selected from Squeeze, Letterbox, or Edge crop.

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How to import Kodak video to Final Cut Pro and edit Kodak video with Final Cut Pro?

Final Cut Pro is a professional and all in one video editing, compositing and special effects package for the Macintosh. The software logs and captures video onto a hard drive (internal or external), where it can be edited and processed.

If you are a Kodak video fan and you want to give professional editing to your Kodak videos, Final Cut Pro is the best choice for you. However, Final Cut Pro can edit any QuickTime compatible file format including DV, HDV, MOV, MPEG-4. That is to say, in order to edit your Kodak video with Final Cut Pro, you have to convert Kodak videos to the supported formats by Final Cut Pro with Kodak video to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac.

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Kodak records the video files with mov files (i.e. Quicktime files) does not mean they are perfect for editing in FCP. The fact is, all of the small video cams, including the Kodak Zi8 Cams, records highly compressed codecs that are known as delivery codecs, not editing codecs. You need one third-party software to convert HD mov files to some formats like DV, HDV , MPEG-4 that FCP is happy to edit.

How to import Kodak video to Final Cut Pro and edit Kodak video with Final Cut Pro?

Kodak video to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac is one simple-to-use solution with the minimum amount of buttons and a small menu for converting Kodak video (Kodak Zx1, Kodak zi6, Kodak Zi8 and Kodak PLAYSPORT) to DV, HDV, MPEG-4, etc., for importing Kodak videos to Final Cut Pro. Besides, it is also an easy-to-use editing tool that assist you for making personalized video. You can trim the video to a certain length to convert, adjust video aspect ration by using crop function, add special effect like Gray, Emboss, Old film into video to make it more artistic, join several files or set the video output parameters. All this can be done with a few mouse clicks.
Part one: How to import Kodak video to Final Cut Pro and edit Kodak video with Final Cut Pro?

Step 1:Free download and install Mac Kodak video to Final Cut Pro Converter
Download Kodak Video to Final Cut Pro Converter For Mac and double click the downloaded . dmg files to install. A user-friendly interface will pop up.

Step 2:Load Kodak video files
First: Connect Kodak camcorder to computer and transfer mov files to iMac, Mac book.
Second: Hit the File button on the top left panel or click "Add Video" button to select Kodak MOV files to this converter.
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Step 3:Select the output format and destination
Click the downward arrow beside Settings to choose the proper Final Cut Pro format from the drop-down list. And then click Browse button to specify the output location.
Tips: Select DV, HDV or MOV format for FCP in the pull-up list next to Profile field. And then click Browse button to specify the output location.


Step 4:Start the conversion
After all the necessary setting has been done, hit the "Start" button to start converting. Click the Open button to select the converted DV, HDV files to Final Cut Pro for further editing upon completion.
Part Two: Import Kodak videos to Final Cut Pro and edit Kodak video in Final Cut Pro.

Step 1:Import Kodak videos to Final Cut Pro
Launch Final Cut Pro and click "Import"-"Files" and then select the converted Kodak files. Find the file in the resources list for the project and drag the file into the Timeline, and then save the project.

Step 2:Edit Kodak video in Final Cut Pro
Apple's Final Cut Pro Software is an all in one video editing, compositing, and special effects package for the Macintosh. The following steps will show you how to use the Timeline:
One: Edit video and audio timing
There are three tracks on the Timeline, one for video and the other two for audio. And you can cut the video and audio tracks all at once in the same place.
Choose the razor blade tool in your menu, and click the times that you want to split it. You can also set input and output times on the Viewer window. Final Cut Pro also allows you to layer video tracks on top of each other.
Two: Add transitions
For Kodak videos, you might want to use simple and non-distracting transitions. Then you can just select Fade Out or Cross-Fade transitions.
Three: Export video
Once you are finished with editing your video, click on File and point to Export, then you will see a list of options of how you can export the edited file. For example, if you want to publish your video to the web, you can click on "Export using QuickTime Conversion". When you see the naming dialog box, input the name you prefer and at the bottom, select "MPEG-4" at the bottom, and then select "Broadband-High" under the format setting. And now click on Save.

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Sony HDR-FX1 Handycam Camcorder Supported Format:
Audio system: MPEG1 Audio Layer 2 Stereo;
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Adobe has also stated that they will be releasing an HDV plug-in for their popular Premiere editing system later this year. "The Sony HDR-FX1 is a milestone product, bringing HD-quality video at resolutions of up to 1080i at a price that will encourage widespread adoption of HDV across the industry. In keeping with our commitment to lead the HD revolution, Adobe plans to release a HDV Plug-in for Adobe Premiere Pro later this year," said Steve Saylor, Vice President, Digital Imaging and Video, Adobe Systems, Inc.
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My advice is to use FCE to Flash converter. The FCE to FLV converter can meet your need to convert FCE exported movie to FLV/SWF and generate a HTML web page embedded with flash player so that you can easily upload movie exported from Final Cut Express to Youtube and insert your masterpiece created in FCE to your website.

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Step2. Launch the FCE to Flash converter
After download the FCE to Flash converter, double click its item to launch it. The interface is user-friendly, look like this:

Step3.add MOV files exported from FCE
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Step5. Start FCE to Flash conversion
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so you can convert your video files to .mp4.
you can use the third party software convert your video files to .mp4 format.
you can use Mod to Final Cut Express Converter.
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Many HDV cameras and decks are able to play and record DV as well as the higher-resolution HDV format. Additionally, many of these HDV devices will attempt to automatically change their settings to match the format of the tape that it's playing. Here are some tips for using these types of devices with Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express.
Tip: Make explicit settings on your HDV device. Instead of using an "Auto" setting, make your own settings on your HDV device to keep the communication going between it and Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express. This also helps Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express keep things running smoothly with HDV devices that handle both DV-NTSC and DV-PAL.
For example, say you're using an HDV deck to capture footage from a tape that was recorded as DV-NTSC. Before capturing in Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express, make sure that you set the deck to DV mode specifically—don't rely on Auto mode. With some devices, you may need to disconnect it from FireWire to change the mode.
For a common capture workflow, this sequence of steps can provide the best results:
  1. Quit Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express if it's open.
  2. Insert your tape into your HDV deck or camcorder.
  3. Use the device's menus to set it to match the format that's recorded on the tape.
  4. Connect your HDV device to your computer with a FireWire cable.
  5. Open Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express.
  6. Choose an Easy Setup for DV or HDV (whichever matches the format recorded on your tape).
  7. Proceed to Log and Capture.
Tip: Quit Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express before changing modes. It's generally a good idea to quit Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express before you change the mode on your device from DV to HDV, or from HDV to DV, and then re-open the application again.
Tip: Use an Easy Setup to play back non-default HDV format footage on your HDV device. You can use Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express to make your HDV device play back footage in its non-default HDV format. For example, maybe you have a 1080i60 HDV device and want to play back footage that was recorded as 1080i50. Or perhaps you have a 1808i50 HDV device and you want to play back footage that was recorded as 1080i60. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Connect your camera to your computer.
  2. In Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express, choose an HDV preset Easy Setup that matches the format of the tape's footage (you don't need to restart Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express).
  3. Your device's LCD display should automatically display a switch to 60 or 50, indicating the type of media that's being played.
Playing back non-default DV format footage on your HDV device You can also use your HDV device to play back footage in its non-default DV format too. For example, maybe you have a 1080i60 HDV device and want to play back footage that was recorded as DV-PAL. Or maybe you have a 1080i50 HDV device and want to play back footage that was recorded as DV-NTSC. If so, follow these steps:
  1. Make sure that your device is in DV/DVCAM mode.
  2. Put your device into Play/Pause mode, then open the Log and Capture window in Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express.
  3. Make sure that your device's LCD (or other readout screen) displays the same format as your tape or Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express will misinterpret what type of device you have.
Tip: Avoid recording both HDV and DV formats on the same tape. Use separate tapes whenever you want to record in a different format. If you need to record over existing footage in a different format (for example, you have a tape with DV-PAL on it, but you want to record over it with HDV 1080i50), it's a good idea to black and code the tape, or completely record over the old footage with contiguous recording in the new format. If the tape contains even a second of, say, DV in the middle of an HDV tape (or vice versa), it could cause unexpected results later when you try to capture video from that tape.
For more information, see HD and Broadcast Formats and the Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express User Manual, available under the Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express Help menu

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