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Hi.

Does anyone know what I can do with an mpeg file i wish to edit in FCE? The file came from an old camcorder and I would like it in AVI really as FCE will not accept mpeg.

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Convert it with

* mpeg stream clip
* visual hub

or some other similar app
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Another good choice to convert with, if you don't want to deal with the time-engulfing issues that surround MPEG Streamclip and Visual Hub, is to get eyeTV 3. You can open the MPEG (both elementary and separated streams are compatible), then export to DV (easiest edit format for FCE4, IMHO)...

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Well i downloaded MPEG Streamclip and dropped the file into itbut it said it was an MPEG-2 file and it doesn't do that type of MPEG file.

Should I try visual hub? Or maybe eyeTV 3?
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Another good choice to convert with, if you don't want to deal with the time-engulfing issues that surround MPEG Streamclip and Visual Hub, is to get eyeTV 3. You can open the MPEG (both elementary and separated streams are compatible), then export to DV (easiest edit format for FCE4, IMHO)...

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Didn't know that, cheers!

Does it also work with eyeTV 2 ?
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It should, because I was using 2.5.2 before I upgraded to 3.0, so give it a whirl and if I remember correctly, it will... hope that helps!

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It should, because I was using 2.5.2 before I upgraded to 3.0, so give it a whirl and if I remember correctly, it will... hope that helps!

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I'm wondering if adding the MPEG-2 Playback component would solve the issue.

Second, I don't think you want to convert to an AVI file as that is a Microsoft format. Since you are working on a Mac I should think it better to choose an appropriate QuickTime format like say AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec).

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I'm wondering if adding the MPEG-2 Playback component would solve the issue.
It doesn't - the files still need converting (thats my experience anyway)
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Regardless of what you do, FCE will render the file as AIC, and then you can edit away... again, to save time and steps, in my experience, eyeTV 3 has the fastest re-encoding/rendering that I've used, to this point.

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