Importing Quicktime to Final Cut Pro

in Genius Bar edited January 2014

I don't know if anyone asked this already (I couldn't find it in the archive), but is there a workaround to avoid every import being rendered under Final Cut Pro?

Importing a Quicktime file is a pain. After bringing it into Final Cut Pro the red line appears, marking the clip as not rendered. The same happens when importing a dv-file. On the other hand there is no problem, if you import a dv-file into iMovie (by moving it into the media folder, since the app offers no real import function but an import with the camera). iMovie doesn't have to render to show the clip.

Does anyone know a workaround for Final Cut Pro?

Thanks in advance!


  • Reply 1 of 2
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    Last I looked, if you export all your QT movies to DV first, FCP doesn't need to render it (it's already in the right format for export).

    That said, iMovie imports virtually everything these days: look in the File menu.
  • Reply 2 of 2
    spockiespockie Posts: 22member
    I think something in my preferences is wrong, the last time I imported a DV file I also got the red line which reminded me to render everything.

    Do you have any idea which of my settings may be wrong?

    Thanks in advance!
Sign In or Register to comment.