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Author: Topic: Topic Icon new jvc workflow into fcp 6 - HELP!!!!

Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 09:05PM
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Can anyone shine some light on why I can't open the .mov files created by my JVC HM100 in FCP6 or Quicktime player?

I have recorded at factory defaults 1920/50i and 1080-50/25. FCP doesn't have a default pixel ratio that large? I am totally lost on what settings are required. the manuals and help lines talk endlessly of 1920 ratios but no sign in FCP settings!?!

I have latest version of quicktime. I am using latest studio 2 FCP6. I am running tiger not leopard in my G5 tho?

I've been using FCP happily for 7 years but am stumped and JVC and CVP (retailers) don't know reason either.

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Author: Topic: Re: new jvc workflow into fcp 6 - HELP!!!!
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Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2009 10:48PM
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What a hassle you are having - I have had nothing but success using the JVC gear.

I see you wrote you are running Tiger and not Leopard - I think there-in lies your problem.

XDCAM EX support was not brought into FCP until I think 6.02. Even if you are up-to-date with FCP something in Tiger may be causing you the hassle.

All I can say is before you spend more time searching too hard check you are up to date with FCP 6 and also get up to date to Leopard. Who knows what goes on under the hood.

If that is too scary to update your entire system then buy an external drive and install Leopard, load up FCP 6, update Leopard, QuickTime and FCP 6 to the latest versions and then you will know if this solves the problem.

One more point - the HM100 will record in .mov or mp4 - you wrote you have .mov files so I assume you have this set correctly. If you are recording MP4 these need to converted to .mov to work.

Let us all know how you get on - I've had 2 x HM100s and 700 all working great.

Catch you,


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Author: Topic: Re: new jvc workflow into fcp 6 - HELP!!!!

Posted: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 11:36AM
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Hi Rick

Thanks for response - much calmer now, I just needed to do software update on my FCP 6 update. All good, tho I have noticed that in sequence settings 1440x1080 still only option whereas with video settings Apple Pro Res 1920x1080 exists. Is Sequence downsizing?

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