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Final Cut Pro - Avid Common Search Queries / Answers February 10th 2004

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Where is the option to export MPEG2 on Final Cut Pro?
This option not be available unless you install DVD Studio Pro. The only other option would be to send your media into Apple Compressor, which does support MPG2 export.

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What does the external editor tab in Final Cut Pro do?
You can set the external editor to a third party application such as Photoshop or After Effects. To open a clip within a third part application, simply control click on the clip within the timeline, and select (open in editor). When you close out of your third party application, the changes will automatically apply to the clip within the timeline.

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How do I import an mp3 file into Final Cut Pro?
Simply drag the mp3 file into the Browser window. However, I do not reccomend using mp3's within Final Cut Pro. Especially if you are using Final Cut Pro 3.0. You are asking for nothing but problems if you do. Refer to the capturing tutorial on this website on how to convert mp3 files to 48Khz aiff files using iTunes.

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Is there a version of Final Cut Pro for windows?
No, and it is unlikely that there ever will be. You may want to consider looking at Avid Xpress Pro, or Adobe Premiere Pro instead.

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How do I insert a black clip into Final Cut Pro?
There is a generators menu that is located in the lower right corner of the viewer menu. The generators menu will allow you to create colored mattes or basic shapes that can be edited directly to the timeline. There is no need to record a clip that is a solid color. Use the generators menu instead.

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Can I convert something from NTSC or PAL within Final Cut Pro?
Yes, but sometimes the quality difference may not be acceptable. However, if you are in a jam, simply find your sequence within the Browser window and control click on it. Select the sequence settings. Within the sequence settings, change the sequence to PAL. You will then need to render your entire timeline.

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Does Final Cut Pro support multicam?
Yes, currently Final Cut Pro 5.0 HD supports multicam. If you do not have Final Cut Pro HD, you can use the Video tracks for each individual camera and then use the blade tool to break apart each track and re-position the clips into their proper order. This is a 'poor mans' way to doing multi-cam, but it works fairly well.

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How do you convert a .mov to DVD?
You can simply drag your QuickTime movies into iMovie, and burn a disk. It is that simple! Or upgrade to DVD Studio Pro 2.0.

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How do I turn off the green lines in the Final Cut Pro viewer window?
Use the keyboard command (control Z). It will toggle the green display lines for on to off.

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How do I turn on or off looping within the viewer window?
Use the keyboard shortcut command (control L) to turn off or on playback looping within the viewer window.

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How Do I turn on speed ramping in Final Cut Pro?
Use the time warp effect. It is located underneath the slip and slide trim tools. Click on the toggle clip keyframes button to display the keyframe bar within the Final Cut Pro timeline. Or you can use the keyboard shortcut (option + T) Then click within a clip using the speed ramp tool to add keyframes. Or you can double click on the clip to load it into the viewer menu and click on the motion tab. Near the bottom of the motion controls, You will see the speed ramp graph where you can add keyframes to create the speed ramp.

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