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Import mp4 from aperture to fcpx

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dan_801 Calculating status...
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Jun 24, 2013 1:38 AM

Hi,

 

I asked this questions a little while ago but got no reponse and I find it hard to believe no one has had to import from FXPC to apertue before so I thought I'd ask again.

 

I have short video clips stored in Aperture 3. These are in standard .mp4 format (1280x720) from a point and shoot camera.

 

I want to import them into FCPX without exporting them from aperture to my harddrive and then back into FCPX as there are too many and the files are too big.

 

I can not use the import option within FCPX as the files are within the aperture.app library

 

I cannot drag them into the "event" as it won't allow it.

 

I "can" drag into the "project's timeline" and drag from the media browser direct into the timeline BUT then they never end up in my events folder that way and I have no control over them, harder to edit once they are all in the timeline.

 

What do I do.

Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), IMAC 2009
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,605 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 4:23 AM (in response to dan_801)

    Yes, you can drag to the event. Make sure you drag to the event in the event library and not to the event browser. Make sure copy and optimize media are checked on in import preferences.

  • Luis Sequeira1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,790 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 7:19 AM (in response to dan_801)

    dan_801 wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    I asked this questions a little while ago but got no reponse and I find it hard to believe no one has had to import from FXPC to apertue before so I thought I'd ask again.

     

    I have short video clips stored in Aperture 3. These are in standard .mp4 format (1280x720) from a point and shoot camera.

     

    I want to import them into FCPX without exporting them from aperture to my harddrive and then back into FCPX as there are too many and the files are too big.

     

    I can not use the import option within FCPX as the files are within the aperture.app library

     

    I cannot drag them into the "event" as it won't allow it.

     

    I "can" drag into the "project's timeline" and drag from the media browser direct into the timeline BUT then they never end up in my events folder that way and I have no control over them, harder to edit once they are all in the timeline.

     

    What do I do.

    First of all, you CAN add them to an event. Just drag onto the event name in the library, not to an empty space in the browser.

     

    Second, you can also add them to a timeline when you need them. Just go get them from the media browser and edit them into the timeline. You don't drag "all" to a timeline, add precisely what you want.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,860 points)
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    Jun 24, 2013 8:11 AM (in response to dan_801)

    dan_801 wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    I asked this questions a little while ago but got no reponse and I find it hard to believe no one has had to import from FXPC to apertue before so I thought I'd ask again.

    A small correction: You asked essentially the same question twice three days ago and you got two responses – both from Tom Wolsky, who told you then pretty much what he has told you in this thread.

     

    Russ

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