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Final Cut Pro Studio to Logic 9 Audio

432 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Dec 6, 2012 11:22 AM by Michael Grenadier RSS
kkita75 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 4, 2012 2:33 AM

Hi,I´m doing a 25min program on Final Cut 6 which has various audio tracks(probably end up with about 10 to 12).I´m working on a PowerMac G5 and want to pass track by track and if possible a small reference video to my friend who is going to edit the audio,he also uses PowerMacG5 and will tweak/edit/automate the audio using Logic Pro.

What´s the best way I can export/send him the audio tracks separately and whats the quickest way I could render a small reference video.


The codec used for editing the project is XDCam 1080 24p (35mb/s VBR)



Final Cut Studio '09, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Dual 2.7 GHz PowerPC G5 7GB
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:06 PM (in response to kkita75)

    For the video:  send to compressor and use the h264 800 kbs preset under apple:  other workflows:  web:  downlaod:  quicktime 7 compatable.


    For the audio:  from within fcp:  file:  export:  omf.  Create a short sequence and do a short test to make sure he can open the file. 

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:10 PM (in response to kkita75)

    that's why ya do the test.  FCP can only natively export an omf with embedded audio.  There's a utility called automatic duck that will allow you to link to audio files.  There are some advantages to that.  It used to be an expensive program, but it was free a few months ago.  Do some googling.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,800 points)
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    Dec 6, 2012 11:22 AM (in response to kkita75)

    I don't think the video file is actually imported into logic, but my experience with this is limited.  I think logic just uses it as a reference and locks to the video when playing back the audio. 


    The whole trick with this is to test your workflow.  You could try exporting with sequence (or current) settings using the file:  export:  quicktime movie (not quicktime conversion) and see if this file will play nice with logic.  I'm not sure it will.  You're working with very old hardware and this may just be the way it is.  XDCAM is an mpeg format and probably will not play smoothly with the added system overhead of logic. 


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