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  • publivoro
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    Originally posted by RonnieMartin View Post
    Edius / Final Cut/ avi issue

    I have been working with a company in Nashville on a long standing church project. They are doing the “Final Edit” with Final Cut on a Mac. I shot over 2+ hours of “B Roll” for them and cleaned it up in Edius 3.5. I exported the clips in folders to an external hard drive naming each group of clips in separate folders so that it would be easier for the editor to find the file he was looking for rather than have to spin down through over 2 hours of “B Roll”. I really tried to make it easier for him. However, when I exported the clips to the folders I used Procoder express and the avi format provided there. I forgot that he would not be able to open them. What he told me he had to do was to attach the hard drive that I sent to a PC and then change the extension so that his Mac in Final Cut could read them.

    Question: In the future, if I am asked to do this again, how can I export my avi from Edius (now running 4.5x} so that someone using a Mac can read them?
    I told him that he could down load the Canopus codec free from the website. Would that have helped? However, he is not using a PC but rather a MAC.

    Thanks

    Ronnie
    Hi, you can use ".dv", I used it to the authoring with my iMac.

    Lorenzo

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  • STORMDAVE
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    I do not recommend that you use the QuickTime DV route through Edius, the results are not good.

    Instead as Roy mentioned, just export to DV AVI from the exporter list, and check the "MSDV" box. Now these files will be fully usable under OSX and FCP. I do it all the time now. I stopped using Canopus DV, either way I usually do not re-render DV back to DV, only uncompressed so I am not losing much.

    Just a note though, these AVI files might not work right with iDVD etc. (Consumer Apple software) because it can't find the correct field order in the file. They work fine in FCP and After Effects under OSX, though.

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  • RonnieMartin
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    Thanks that bit of information will save a lot of heart burn on my part if I get asked to do this again.

    Again I appreciate all the good information I get from the forum.

    Ronnie

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  • Roy Colquitt
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    Originally posted by RonnieMartin View Post
    Question: In the future, if I am asked to do this again, how can I export my avi from Edius (now running 4.5x} so that someone using a Mac can read them?
    I told him that he could down load the Canopus codec free from the website. Would that have helped? However, he is not using a PC but rather a MAC.
    From your end, for DV25, you can export MSDV format avi files or DV format Quicktime files from Edius/PCE.

    He would not be able to use the Canopus codec on a Mac.

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  • RonnieMartin
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    Edius / Final Cut/ avi issue

    Edius / Final Cut/ avi issue

    I have been working with a company in Nashville on a long standing church project. They are doing the “Final Edit” with Final Cut on a Mac. I shot over 2+ hours of “B Roll” for them and cleaned it up in Edius 3.5. I exported the clips in folders to an external hard drive naming each group of clips in separate folders so that it would be easier for the editor to find the file he was looking for rather than have to spin down through over 2 hours of “B Roll”. I really tried to make it easier for him. However, when I exported the clips to the folders I used Procoder express and the avi format provided there. I forgot that he would not be able to open them. What he told me he had to do was to attach the hard drive that I sent to a PC and then change the extension so that his Mac in Final Cut could read them.

    Question: In the future, if I am asked to do this again, how can I export my avi from Edius (now running 4.5x} so that someone using a Mac can read them?
    I told him that he could down load the Canopus codec free from the website. Would that have helped? However, he is not using a PC but rather a MAC.

    Thanks

    Ronnie
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