881 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2006 8:30 AM by Kyriakos Papadakis
I'd convert them to an editable format (like a DV codec quicktime movie) by exporting them from QT Player...
Also, FCP does non-destructive editing, so there's no need to duplicate the originals. Just load them into QT Player, export, select DV as the codec. Then load the converted files into FCP and edit.
If you're still working in 4.5, you might consider the current upgrade offer from Apple to go to Final Cut Studio 5.1 - there's no telling how long they'll keep the offer open.
I will try this.
I cut a cd on Toast 7 and it plays on my DVD player, but still in the DAT format.
I was also given this link
You may want to try this freeware and use it to convert the dat file to a DV Stream which you will be able to open in iMovie, do your editing, and then export or "Share" to a .mov file. Mpeg StreamClip < </div>
I will try what u have written first, as it seems simplist.
I also found out that these clips are in PAL format. Will that matter?
Thanks for the info from Apple. I am in India and will see how I can do this.
You can find the details for crossgrade ( Upgrade to Final Cut Studio 5.1 ) here: http://www.apple.com/universal/crossgrade/ and with your local Apple reseller. What I can't understand is how come you don't have Quick Time Pro - it's incorporated to Final Cut. Open up Quick Time and click on the menu bar for expansion. If you don't see "grey boxes" writing Pro next to some actions then you do have QTPro.
QT Pro serial came with FCP 4.5 - however, if you've upgraded Quicktime from 6 to 7, as you were warned, that canceled out your QT Pro serial unless you saved a copy of the QuickTime player app from QT6.
If you did not, you can either upgrade FCP which will give you access to QTPro, or purchase it.
How time passes by...I didn't realise the option of QT 6. Anyway, since you are still 10.3.5 you can use this option too to get back to Quick Time 6.5.2 ( if you also update to 10.3.9 ) :
PS: At a later stage there was also a 7.0.1 from 7.03, if it helps.