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Olympus E-PM1 FAQ-memory card, editing, FCP ProRes transcoding

What type of memory cards can be used with the E-PM1?

The E-PM1 accepts SD media, including SD, SDHC and SDXC cards, in capacities ranging from 128 MB to 64 GB. It supports the SD speed class and the UHS-1 speed class, and it is Wi-Fi compatible when used with an optional Eye-Fi card. When shooting HD movies, please use a card with an SD speed class of 6 or higher or a UHS-1 speed class.



Is movie editing possible with the bundled software?

OLYMPUS Viewer 2 HD Edition for Windows supports clipping, joining and fading movies in the .AVI Motion-JPEG format. With the AVCHD format, only clipping is possible. "Clipping" means extracting a still image from one frame of a movie file. This software can also convert .AVI movie files to the AVCHD format.


OLYMPUS Viewer 2 for Macintosh supports clipping, joining and fading movies in the AVI Motion JPEG format. It does not support AVCHD-formatted movies.


OLYMPUS ib HD Edition for Windows will support clipping, joining and fading movies in both the .AVI and AVCHD formats.


What is the resolution of a still image clipped from a movie file?

The following resolutions are supported: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480 pixels.


I am a Mac user. What software can I use to view images and movies on my computer?

The OLYMPUS Viewer 2 for Mac software included on the CD-ROM bundled with this camera is compatible with Mac OS X versions 10.4.11 ("Tiger") through 10.7 ("Lion"). Mac users may install this program to transfer their images and AVI Motion JPEG-formatted movies to a supported Macintosh operating system.


However, the software does not support the transfer or playback of AVCHD-formatted movie files on the Mac OS platform.


If you need to play AVCHD video on Mac, you can transcode it to quicktime MOV format via Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac.


How to edit E-PM1 AVI and AVCHD video in Final Cut Pro smoothly on Mac?

FCP X best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP X doesn’t support E-PM1 AVI footages well. The best method to solve this problem is to convert E-PM1 AVI footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X, Pavtube HD Video Converter can help you convert E-PM1 AVI/AVCHD to Final Cut Pro ProRes codec easily. You can follow this Olympus Video to FCP guide as example. 

You can also visit E-PL1 to FCP guide, or E-PL3 to Premiere guide for relevant solutions.

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