Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 10:00 AM (in response to allsystemsgo)
The first problem is that FCE cannot directly edit H.264 video. FCE has never been able to work directly with H.264 files. Plus the Easy Setup you chose is expecting HDV video at a 1440x1080 frame size. So nothing matches in a way that would enable FCE to work properly.
You need to transcode the 7D video to QuickTime/Apple Intermediate Codec before importing it into FCE. Also, because the 7D video frame size is 1920x1080 you need to use the AVCHD Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i50 Easy Setup in FCE.
Try using MPEG Streamclip to convert your 7D video to QT/AIC, 1920x1080i50. If that doesn't work, try Clipwrap for the conversion. Then in FCE select the Easy Setup I mentioned above and create a new sequence. Import the converted 7D video to the new sequence.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 11:33 AM (in response to MartinR)
you've misunderstood it's a quicktime mov. when i right click on it(i use an imac) and click get info then it comes up with a bit of data once of which says codecs:h.264,linear pcm- which is maybe just suggesting what codecs to use when compressing it- ignore the h.264.
"Also, because the 7D video frame size is 1920x1080 you need to use the AVCHD Apple Intermediate Codec 1080i50 Easy Setup in FCE"- this option is not given in FCE HD.
I know MpegStreamclip and I'll try that see what happens, this is the first time I've worked with 7d before just used 5d. I also have pavtube video converter.
Thanks for helping it is very much appreciated
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 6:43 PM (in response to allsystemsgo)
No. It doesn't matter that it's a QuickTime .mov file. There's no misunderstanding. QuickTime is just a type of container. What the 7D puts in its QT .mov files is H.264 video, which can't be edited properly in FCE. GetInfo is not suggesting a codec to use, it is telling you what the video codec in the .mov file actually is ... it's H.264. What the 7D produces is QuickTime/H.264.
You need to convert this stuff to QuickTime/Apple Intermediate Codec for use in FCE, as I detailed earlier.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:06 AM (in response to MartinR)
Ok right thanks I have still manged to edit with the files fin in FCE just for the record
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 3:44 AM (in response to MartinR)
Hi there I've actually moved to premiere pro and just to be certain I've set up a project dslr 1050 25 fr and if i export at h.264 and from premiere pro once iv finished my edit, it comes out as an mpeg4, is this right and i'm not 100% certain if it comes out best quality with these settings? Also just to comfirm I don't need to convert the footage into something before editing in pro?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 7:30 AM (in response to allsystemsgo)
PPro is designed to edit highly compressed formats (eg H.264) in their native form. FCE was not.
While I find it takes a very capable computer with a high end card to support the Mercury Engine for smooth playback while editing, PPro will work on most consumer macs as well - just with a more erratic playback.
H.264 is a specific version of the MPEG 4 specification.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to Studio X)
ok but why in pro is my video pixelated, in the sequence viewfinder i can see it is pixelated, not as good as the original and exported- there are pixels
Currently Being ModeratedApr 9, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to allsystemsgo)
Even though Premiere Pro will edit h.264 without converting, it does a better job with uncompressed formats - ProRes, DVCProHD, Uncompressed 8 bit, etc.
For a longer discussion and more help, best ask this question on the Adobe forums.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 2:02 AM (in response to Studio X)
Hi yeah i have a thread on creativecow and adobe also. I've tried converting using a video converter called pavtube but the video just came out blank with no video. I don't have FCP so Mpeg Streamclip doesn't give me the option of converting to Pro Res. Do you know any other free Pro Res Video converters? I've tried lots of export settings in pro and the first shot always comes out pixelated, here's a link. https://vimeo.com/63663123.
I need to have best quality edited final video with sound to pass onto somebody so they can colourize in after effects if they want. When i put the file into after effects to grade and see what it looks like it makes all the pixels become more evident when graded? This is my first project with pro so am bit of a novice. Any suggestions you have would be really appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 10, 2013 3:03 AM (in response to Studio X)
I have downloaded an apple pro res codec v.1.0.2 from apple and exported an avi apple pro res clip which i dragged into pro and in the sequencer viewer window it looks maybe a bit better