2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 29, 2010 1:34 PM by Trick_Track
Trick_Track Level 1 (0 points)
Hi guys,
I'm new to video editing and am dabbling with final cut pro and need a little help working with audio files. I basically have an mp3 file that I want to cut a clip out of. I've already converted it to an aiff format so I can work with it in final cut. However, if the final clip I cut out is going to go on an intranet site, what's the best format to save it to, and how do I go about doing it? I'm assuming mp3 would be okay but I don't see an option of exporting as an mp3 when I go to quicktime conversion...only for mp4. I guess I can always open the mp4 in Adobe Soundbooth and save it as an mp3 but I don't know if this is the best way of doing it. I just don't want to start off learning it the incorrect way...if there's anyone out there that can give me some advice, I would really appreciate it!

Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • David Kuhnen Level 3 (775 points)
    Did you mean Internet or Intranet? Internal networks may have their own preferences for audio but MP3 is pretty universal.

    Export as is from FCP and use Compressor. In the Settings window look for Apple > Other Workflows > Podcasting > MP3 for Audio Podcasting

    You can make a copy of this preset and make adjustments if you like.
  • Trick_Track Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks David..that helps a lot. It is for an intranet site, not internet. I hope you don't mind if I clarify what you wrote before just so I know I'm doing it correctly.

    Right now, the project I'm working on is in final cut pro...you had said I should export as is, so I went to export, using quicktime conversion, picked aiff (same file type as the audio file). If that's correct, what about the settings when I export..do I leave it at 'default'?

    Then I opened compressor, went to "add file" and picked my aiff file. I picked the mp3 for audio podcasting setting you had told me about and dragged it onto my aiff file and clicked submit. Is that correct?