[FFmpeg-user] Working with ffmpeg videos in Final Cut Pro 7 issue

Dave Rice daverice at mac.com
Wed Apr 18 16:54:56 CEST 2012

On Apr 18, 2012, at 10:25 AM, Dave Rice wrote:

> Hi Peter,
> On Apr 18, 2012, at 5:38 AM, Peter B. wrote:
>> On 04/10/2012 06:54 PM, chappy wrote:
>>> I've tried many different codecs that ffmpeg has but none of my recorded
>>> videos work well in Final Cut Pro.  
>> Sorry for possible thread-hijacking, but I'd also be looking for a way
>> of handling ffmpeg encoded videos with FCP. Especially handling FFv1
>> lossless video.
>> Does anyone have any experience or suggestions on that?
>> Could "Perian" [1] be of any assistance?
> Yes, Perian added support for some pixel formats (I think only the 8 bit ones) of ffv1 a year or two ago. With the Perian component you can open certain ffv1 videos in Final Cut; however, there was some bugs in the decoding, where converting from ffv1 to another format through Final Cut would add odd horizontal motion artifacts. We ended up have to use ffmpeg to convert the ffv1 to an uncompressed format and then use that in Final Cut. I'll try to file a ticket for this with Perian shortly.

I tried to replicate this issue and found that it only occurs for ffv1 in Matroska. The same encoded ffv1 video decoded properly in Final Cut when wrapped in AVI or QuickTime. I'll do some more testing to figure out exactly where to file the bug.
Dave Rice

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