such_heights: amy and rory looking at a pile of post (fandom: vidding)
Amy ([personal profile] such_heights) wrote2011-02-01 12:51 am

moar vidding woe - phantom sounds in final cut divx exports

So I have had this problem with Final Cut for a few months where if I use the Export as Quicktime conversion --> export as divx option, it repeats a random snippet of the music right at the end of the vid, i.e., the song will fade out and there'll be a one note blast right at the end.

I have previously had two workarounds with this - either just open up the file in Streamclip once I'm done and rexport as an avi with the last second or so cut off, or export from Final Cut as a huge quicktime movie -- where there's no audio problem -- and rexport as an avi from Streamclip.

However! For my current project this isn't working, because however I export from Streamclip, some sections of it come up all pixellated and unpleasant. So now I am trying to figure out why Final Cut does this in the first place, but am drawing blanks. Anyone got any suggestions?
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[personal profile] laurashapiro 2011-02-01 01:20 am (UTC)(link)
I wish I knew! I haven't encountered that one before. Try posting to the vidding comm, maybe?
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[personal profile] thingswithwings 2011-02-01 01:41 am (UTC)(link)
what format is the song in to begin with? because I used to get a different problem - little skips and fuzzy sounds in the song - when I imported the song as an mp3 into final cut. Since then, I started reformatting the mp3 to an aiff - a format final cut likes better - and it solved the problems. your issue is obviously different than mine, but the solution might work for you anyway?

lmk if you don't have a program to change an mp3 to an aiff - I do it in sound studio, and I don't know if audacity has that option. but I'm happy to convert it for you if you need.
fan_eunice: (Vid-- vidding is hard)

[personal profile] fan_eunice 2011-02-01 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
What I used to do is export as a self-contained final cut movie and then open that straight in Quicktime instead of streamclip, and do a divx conversion from there.
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[personal profile] busaikko 2011-02-01 07:14 am (UTC)(link)
I don't use any of those programs, but what happens if you open the song file in Audacity and add 10-30 seconds of blank sound? If you are just getting a blip from the end, and you make the end blank, you should get a blip of nothing, which could then be edited out?
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[personal profile] rhivolution 2011-02-01 09:56 am (UTC)(link)
That...is utterly bizarre. But I've also had issues with FC and DivX overall, so I'm not entirely surprised. Did the DivX codecs update a few months ago or something?

I'd suggest taking it up on the Apple support boards, because it is just that weird.