Picture movement in Final Cut Pro at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old September 14th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 72
Picture movement in Final Cut Pro

I'm currently editing a wedding and I was always curious how to make the movement seem smoother with the still images. I've watched shows on TV, documentaries where the picture starts off really smooth like a dolly move VS. this quick sudden jerk go and stop at the end move. I know there are a lot of you out there who agree and I've played around with the bezier handles, but you can't adjust them with the center and anchor point. Are there any plug-in's or is motion the best program to do this type of feature in?

Thanks for your input!
__________________
Mosaic in Motion
www.mosaicinmotion.com
Josh Woll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London, England
Posts: 969
Presumably, you've tried "easy ease" (control-click on the key-frame for the sub-menu)? That's the easiest way.
__________________
Writer-Director-DOP
www.liamhall.net
Liam Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #3
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 72
I did try that and the beginning motion seems to be pretty smooth, but when it comes to the end, it's similar to a car at a red light, not a yellow. The beginning I'm fine with as I'm transitioning from another still, but it's really the end I want to try and find a way to slow down the movement instead of BAM, here we are.
__________________
Mosaic in Motion
www.mosaicinmotion.com
Josh Woll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: London, England
Posts: 969
Josh, it sounds like you only have the "easy ease" set for the start of the move. Check you have one at the end as well. You can also adjust the speed of acceleration and deceleration.
__________________
Writer-Director-DOP
www.liamhall.net
Liam Hall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 14th, 2007, 03:28 PM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Posts: 416
FCP's "ease in/out" is a bit freakish - usually making pictures jump wildly once you try and "adjust" them.

Try Lyric's Pan Zoom Pro plug-in - there is a demo version.
__________________
Martin at HeadSpin HD on Blu-ray
Martin Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 15th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #6
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 72
Thanks for sending that link. $49 isn't bad, but I definitely want to try the demo first. From the rendered movie, it looks perfect!

Have a good one.
__________________
Mosaic in Motion
www.mosaicinmotion.com
Josh Woll is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network