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#1 Salvador M. Rodrigues

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 01:40 AM

Hi Everyone,

I just finished my edit on FCP and now want to take a copy of it to my special effects engineer who works with after effects on a windows pc. This copy will end up being the master copy once it is done. However, I will still have to to lay down the sound design(not ready yet). So this means, I will have to import it back again into FCP for the job and then transcode an mpg2 file for dvd burning.

What is the best file output option for this workflow ? Because I work with macs, I have no idea what sort of file he is expecting.And I don't want to keep on compressing unecessarily...

I would very much enjoy witty response as I'm due to meet him later on today.

Many Thanks

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#2 e gustavo petersen

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 02:27 AM

You should look into Automatic Duck. (http://www.automaticduck.com/) It'll convert your FCP EDL into an AFX composition that your effects guy can use. You'll have to give your fx guy all the media that you used. Good luck.
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#3 Marcos Sanz

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 03:10 PM

You can also, give him an uncompressed quicktime file, that is going to be big but keeps the quality of your movie, so you don't loose a generation while compressing it.

AFX can use almost any video format, and if you use a codec to compress it, just tell the editor what codec you used or give it to him.

And you should be alright.
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#4 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 10:02 PM

Hi Salvador!!!

you need to export a . DV movie or audio postproduction cose DV is accurate in frames for audio post and will have no problem of synch back in you FCP suite whene exporting to dvd.

for after effects i prefer to export a TIFF image sequence.

best wishes!!
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