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Old    JKW (watersun)      Join Date: Jun 2009       10-01-2010, 1:02 PM Reply   
I have Final Cut Express on my Macbook Pro and I just got a GoPro HD camera. I downloaded my first video from the camera last night and tried to open it up in Final Cut Express, but it is saying that type of file is not supported. What is an easy program to work with that I could edit these videos with? I just need something simple as I am not an avid editor, etc. Thanks a lot!
Old    Bob Wood (lakeskater)      Join Date: Sep 2009       10-01-2010, 4:38 PM Reply   
iMovie works well for me, I'm surprised that Final Cut Express won't work for you. Does the file play on QuickTime?
Old    Travis V (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-04-2010, 9:39 AM Reply   
If you google MPEG Stream clip, download that program and convert you footage to something FCE can understand. H.24 (your gopro footy) is basically a MP4 codec and is only meant to be a finishing codec, so editing programs dont usually accept them. I believe, apple intermediate codec might work well you, its on the larger file size but FCE doesn't give you a lot of options.

I actually have a workflow written down for a flip cam workflow, but its the same thing. if you PM me i could send it your way.

Imovie works if you just want to upload to internet, if you want to actually edit i would use FCE.
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       10-04-2010, 9:58 AM Reply   
Download mpeg streamclip and convert the files to mov. mpeg streamclip is deffinately the best video format converter and you wont lose quality, it is also free... you may not under stand how to use it but a simple youtube video will show you its not difficult at all. mpeg streamclip deffinately has the most options as far as formats and sizes sound and whatever else
Old    Travis V (cali_rider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       10-05-2010, 10:20 AM Reply   
just to clarify for JKW - i would suggest "Apple intermediate codec" which is a .mov

.mov is just a container file, not a codec
Old    Kung Fu Wake & Video (dcervenka)      Join Date: Sep 2002       10-05-2010, 7:51 PM Reply   
That's weird... In Premiere Pro CS5 you just drag the clip into the project and it works.. no transcoding. Hmmm, I though MACs were better?
Old    JKW (watersun)      Join Date: Jun 2009       10-14-2010, 7:04 AM Reply   
Thanks a lot for the help guys. I will try mpeg stream clip.
Old    Myke D (breakz77)      Join Date: Mar 2003       10-14-2010, 2:20 PM Reply   
Dave - when you use Pro CS5 on a Mac you just drag the clip in and it actually edits it for you
Old    Robert Garcia (ragboy)      Join Date: Aug 2007       10-18-2010, 3:41 PM Reply   
Look here.

http://www.goprocamera.com/tips/fcp.php

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