Convert DSLR Video To Use In Final Cut

MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows that is used to transcode video from one format to another. It will work with just about any video codec or file format, including DVDs and Windows media.  Remember, however to observe copyright and DRM requirements.  Many of you are already using MPEG Streamclip or have heard of it.  If you don’t have it, download it now!  This is an invaluable tool that every video editor should have at their disposal.

So, what does it do?

MPEG Streamclip is a video format converter to make MPEG video into something that you can import to Final Cut Pro and edit with. It also converts video to any other format supported by QuickTime.

Sometimes we get clients that turn up with something that absolutely must be in their project. The problem is, all they have is a DVD and there’s no chance of getting the original footage. Well, that’s clients for you. Welcome to the world of video post production.

If you look at the structure of a DVD in the Finder, there are several files with cryptic names -IFO, VOB, VTS…. What’s all that about?

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