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==== The following instructions serve a step by step guide to download video from an online source and make compatible for editing in Final Cut Pro<br>  ====
 
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With Video Download Helper:
 
  
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*Launch your preferred web browser (either Firefox or Safari.)
 
  
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*Go to the site hosting the video you wish to download.
 
  
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*Allow the video a few seconds to load or begin buffering, then verify that the Video Download Helper icon is animated and in full color.
 
  
 
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*Verify that the Headphone Amp is on by checking the green LED light on the front of the amp.
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*Launch Firefox
  
 
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*Log in using your middlebury username and password.
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*Go to the site hosting the video you wish to download.
  
 
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*Launch Final Cut Pro.
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*Allow the video a few seconds to load or begin buffering, then verify that the Video Download Helper icon is animated and in full color. This icon normally appears at the left of your address bar (see picture), though it may appear in numerous places around the browser header.
  
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*If the VDH icon does not appear anywhere in Firefox, click on '''Tools''' -&gt; '''Add-ons''' -&gt; '''Get Add-ons''' -&gt; Search for ''''Video Download Helper''',' and click ''''Add to Firefox...'''' The icon should appear immediately.
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*Save your project by selecting File -&gt; Save Project As -&gt;
 
  
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*Input "ProjectName" and choose "Xsan_Media/CourseName/YourName" for your save destination. Choose Save.
 
  
 
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*Choose an Easy Setup by selecting Final Cut Pro -&gt; Easy Setup -&gt;
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*Once your VDH icon is colorful and doing that crazy spinning thing, click the small black arrow directly to its right to see a pull-down menu of available downloadable source files.
  
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*Note: Online video sites have begun hosting a larger number of their source files as .flv (flash video), which is not compatible with Final Cut Pro. If all downloadable file options are in .flv, continue to the next step in order to convert. However, if there are available .mov or .mp4 files in VDH's pull-down menu, download those and save to your desktop or XSAN for direct placement into an FCP timeline.
[[Image:Easysetup1.jpg|thumb|center|Final Cut Pro -> Easy Setup]]
 
 
 
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*Choose the Easy Setup based on the camera that was used to record the media being edited.
 
  
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[[Image:CrossfireVDH2.png|thumb|center]]
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[[Panasonic PV-GS500]]  
 
  
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DV-NTSC
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[[Image:AvailableFiles.png|thumb|center]]
  
 
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[[Pansonic DVX-100]]
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*Click on any .flv file in VDH's pull-down menu to download, or move the mouse over the file name to see an options menu, then click "Download."
  
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*Note: For whatever reason, the option to "Download and Convert" does not work and will only annoy you, so don't be tempted to try it and waste your time.
DV-NTSC 24p (23.98) - if you shot on F5 Mode or
 
  
DV-NTSC 24p (23.98) Advanced Pulldown Removal - if you shot on F6 Mode
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*Note #2: If your video begins with an embedded video ad, make sure that the .flv file you download has an appropriate size and name for the video you are grabbing.  Small video files with strange names (see photo) are usually just the video for the ad.  If an ad file is the only video available, try finding your video on a different site without ads, or capture your video using Snapz Pro (see instructions below.)
  
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[[Image:BadLink.png|thumb|center|An .flv file with a suspiciously long name that turned out to be an ad for the new Honda Accord''.]]
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*Once your .flv file is finished downloading, right click the icon in the download menu and select "Show in Finder."
  
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XDCAM EX 1080i60 if you shot on HQ 1080/60i
 
 
 
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[[Image:Easysetup2.jpg|thumb|center|Easy Setup -> Choose "DV NTSC"]]  
 
  
 
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*Delete "Sequence 1" from the Browser. Choose File-&gt;New-&gt;Sequence. This creates a brand new sequence based on the Easy Setup that you chose in the step before this.
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*Right click the file in your finder and select '''Open With''' -&gt; '''Other...''', then search for and select '''Quicktime Player'''.
 
 
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[[Image:Delete.jpg|thumb|center|Final Cut Pro -> New -> Sequence]]
 
  
 
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*Select Final Cut Pro -&gt; System Settings -&gt; to set the scratch disk where captured media will be saved.
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*Once your video is open in Quicktime, click '''File''' -&gt; '''Export'''
 
 
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[[Image:Scratch1.jpg|thumb|center|Final Cut Pro -> System Settings]]
 
  
 
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*Select the "Set" button -&gt; and choose "Xsan_Media/CourseName/YourName/YourProject".
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[[Image:Scratch2.jpg|thumb|center|Click on the top "Set" button]] [[Image:Scratch3.jpg|thumb|center|Choose "Xsan_Media/CourseName/YourName".]]  
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[[Image:SaveAs.png|thumb|center]]
  
 
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*Set the AutoSave location by selecting "Set" and choose "Workspace/YourName/YourProject". Setting this location to the local "Workspace" drive ensures that you will always have a backup available if anything happens to the Xsan.
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*Open Final Cut Pro and import your .mov file into your sequence browser.
  
 
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*Select OK to save the settings.
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*Edit away!
 
 
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*Now you are prepared to move on to [[Log and Capture]] or [[Log and Transfer]].
 
 
 
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= Navigation  =
 
 
 
[[FMMC Knowledgebase]]
 
 
 
[[FMMC Technology Support]]
 

Revision as of 16:53, 8 December 2010

The following instructions serve a step by step guide to download video from an online source and make compatible for editing in Final Cut Pro

With Video Download Helper:


  • Launch Firefox
  • Go to the site hosting the video you wish to download.
  • Allow the video a few seconds to load or begin buffering, then verify that the Video Download Helper icon is animated and in full color. This icon normally appears at the left of your address bar (see picture), though it may appear in numerous places around the browser header.
  • If the VDH icon does not appear anywhere in Firefox, click on Tools -> Add-ons -> Get Add-ons -> Search for 'Video Download Helper,' and click 'Add to Firefox...' The icon should appear immediately.
Iconphoto.png
  • Once your VDH icon is colorful and doing that crazy spinning thing, click the small black arrow directly to its right to see a pull-down menu of available downloadable source files.
  • Note: Online video sites have begun hosting a larger number of their source files as .flv (flash video), which is not compatible with Final Cut Pro. If all downloadable file options are in .flv, continue to the next step in order to convert. However, if there are available .mov or .mp4 files in VDH's pull-down menu, download those and save to your desktop or XSAN for direct placement into an FCP timeline.
CrossfireVDH2.png
AvailableFiles.png
  • Click on any .flv file in VDH's pull-down menu to download, or move the mouse over the file name to see an options menu, then click "Download."
  • Note: For whatever reason, the option to "Download and Convert" does not work and will only annoy you, so don't be tempted to try it and waste your time.
  • Note #2: If your video begins with an embedded video ad, make sure that the .flv file you download has an appropriate size and name for the video you are grabbing. Small video files with strange names (see photo) are usually just the video for the ad. If an ad file is the only video available, try finding your video on a different site without ads, or capture your video using Snapz Pro (see instructions below.)
An .flv file with a suspiciously long name that turned out to be an ad for the new Honda Accord.
  • Once your .flv file is finished downloading, right click the icon in the download menu and select "Show in Finder."
StewFinder.png
  • Right click the file in your finder and select Open With -> Other..., then search for and select Quicktime Player.
  • Once your video is open in Quicktime, click File -> Export
  • Name your file and save it to your desired folder. Click Save
SaveAs.png
  • Open Final Cut Pro and import your .mov file into your sequence browser.
  • Edit away!
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