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cottay Calculating status...
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Nov 9, 2012 9:45 AM

Looking for a compatible format in final cut pro 7 when capturing video using the Elgato software.  The ouput from Elgato is mpeg 4 (not H 264) at 4:3 aspect ratio.  Whatever format I set on fcp 7, it asks me to change it to the format of the vdeo I'm bringing in.  That has been fine for transferring the odd video, but I'm having to render whenever I make an edit and would prefer the macbook pro and fcp 7 see a workable format.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to cottay)

    Which Elgato software are you talking about? They have several products.

  • Nick Holmes Level 7 Level 7 (29,805 points)
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    Nov 9, 2012 10:40 AM (in response to cottay)



    "Transfer video to your Mac or PC from a VCR, DVR, camcorder, or any other analog video device as an high quality H.264 file. Elgato Video Capture’s easy-to-use software assists you through every step, from connecting an analog video source to recording the video on your computer and choosing how you will watch and share it."


    You can't use H.264 in Final Cut Pro 7, or any other type of MPEG files without prior conversion. The subject has been covered here hundreds of times. Convert the output to ProRes LT first. If your material is 16:9, you need to add the Anamorphic flag to the clips in FCP, before starting your edit.






  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,835 points)
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    Nov 12, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to cottay)

    I use Compressor to do all my conversions. If you set up a quick cluster, the process will use all available cores and speed the process.




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