How do I prevent the hassle of converting video file to Quicktime edit video for avid media composer

Jan 28, 2014
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I am using media composer 5.0. I'm importing an MP4 file and it's taking hours to convert. Do I have a choice to convert my mp4 to a quicktime file so that I can bypass the conversion to a QT file?
 

Ralston18

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Check your software - see if there are any automatic settings to initiate a conversion.

Use task manager to see what processes or services start running when you start the file import.

May help you trackdown the application involved.
 

Ralston18

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Not following your question per se.

So you import an .mp4 to convert to .mov?

But as I understand the Quick Time specifications, QuickTime should handle .mp4 files directly.

Or does your editing process force the use of some interim format?





 
Jan 28, 2014
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I have no idea. All I know is that after I imported the MP4 it started converting to QT file and it took about 3 hours for a 2 hr movie. It's my first time at the rodeo so I dont know why it took so long.
 

Ralston18

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Check your software - see if there are any automatic settings to initiate a conversion.

Use task manager to see what processes or services start running when you start the file import.

May help you trackdown the application involved.
 
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