- July 14, 2016 at 5:48 pm
I created an HD FCPX project in which the timeline is exactly 1:16:40 long. I share (export) a QuickTime movie using the H.264 codec. The resulting QT .mov is 1:16:44 long.
A colleague and I have both found this to happen with several of our FCPX projects — the movie is always a few seconds longer than the project storyline in FCPX.
We would appreciate any thoughts about what causes this discrepancy, and any workarounds.
- July 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm
Drop vs non-drop frame?
- July 15, 2016 at 4:45 pm
[Jeremy Garchow] “Drop vs non-drop frame?”
That was my first thought, too.
One way to check this:
– open your project in FCP, change the ‘Time Display’ preference (under General tab) to Frames
– check the bottom center of the interface to get a total frame count
– open your exported file in QT7, and click on the time display in the lower left corner – change to Frame Number
If those two numbers match, it’s a timecode issue. If they don’t…. well… that’s another kettle of fish!
- July 16, 2016 at 4:44 am
1:16:40:00 of drop frame is 1:16:44:06 of non-drop.
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