Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04 – Supplement

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Using MPEG Streamclip for Mac #04: Supplement

Last time, Using Squared 5‘s MPEG Streamclip, we converted an AVI video clip that was produced under Windows OS into a QuickTime movie with H.264. In this video tutorial, we will import this QuickTime movie and additional two video clips to Apple’s Final Cut Pro and to produce a final game play video. Depending on how raw video clips are compressed and how we set up export settings on Final Cut Pro, we could end up spending several hours exporting the final 22-minute game play video, which is shown in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin with Boot Camp – F.E.A.R. 2 Game Play Video Part 2- 22 Minutes. In the end, it took Final Cut Pro less than two hours to export a video clip. So let’s see how to save time in ending a video.   Continue reading

Final Cut Pro: Recognizing a Problem – Importing Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation Movies to Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro PowerPoint presentation movies

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