We sometimes export several Final Cut Pro projects on a single day. When we are not careful enough, we see an export error as shown in Screenshot 01. Once, we saw this error message after waiting for Final Cut Pro for 7 to 8 hours to finish compressing a video. That really hurt our schedule.
A few months ago, I saw a post at Apple Support Discussions for Japanese users (discussions.apple.co.jp) where one said that a cause of an export error might be a wrong file destination and/or a wrong volume where project files are stored. This post seems to have been since removed. Anyway, that’s unlikely to be a direct cause. We have all Final Cut Pro projects stored on an external FireWire-powered hard disk drive. In many cases, we export QuickTime movies to this volume. We even export final QuickTime videos to a USB disk in some occasions. And we have never seen an error message caused by the file destination or storage volume.
By the way, we intentionally caused an export error shown in the screenshot. We knew the cause whenever we saw an export error. Continue reading
We know that we can make beautiful presentation slide works with Microsoft PowerPoint. But we don’t often get to use it. Probably, once or twice a year at most… In fact, you can export your PowerPoint presentation projects in QuickTime. But how do you use these presentation QuickTime movies with Final Cut Pro?
For example, we created a simple presentation project with Microsoft PowerPoint 2008. (See Screenshot 01.) If I want to produce a QuickTime movie out of it, I’ll just have to choose ‘Save as Movie…’ under File. (See Screenshot 02.) Then I decide on Movie dimensions. You can keep the default resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. Or change it to whatever you want , as shown in Screenshot 03, after selecting Custom. Preferably, you want the screen ratio to be 4 to 3 though not necessary. Continue reading
My wife and I went to a ball park the other day. It was her first time in seeing a Major League baseball game. So she was very excited. While watching the game, we both noticed a terrible noise. We could tell that something was approaching us. My wife said it must be a UFO. Yeah, right… Somebody around us said that it could be a revival of 1998 movie Deep Impact. Whatever happened, it was pretty quick. I guess most people didn’t noticed that a meteor was falling right in front of us. Continue reading
Following the QuickTime Q & A webpage we opened the other day, we have posted a similar webpage for Apple’s Final Cut Pro to answer some of common questions.
Click on the button to read Final Cut Pro Q & A.
Final Cut Pro 6 is a product of Apple, Inc.