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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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smoothcam 15hrs???

Hi Everyone,

I have a little issue here.I have a 30 sec clip I'd like to apply smoothcam to.It a ceremony where I was stuck in my stedicam rig and the footage isn't so steady.I edited down the clip in fcp 6 and applied the smoothcam filter.The estimated time says 15hrs to analize.Holy moly.....is that right? Should I change anything as far as the clip goes? I'm editing hdv 1080 60i .I'm totaly new at this so please bare with me if this is a stupid question:)

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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Hi Everyone,

I have a little issue here.I have a 30 sec clip I'd like to apply smoothcam to.It a ceremony where I was stuck in my stedicam rig and the footage isn't so steady.I edited down the clip in fcp 6 and applied the smoothcam filter.The estimated time says 15hrs to analize.Holy moly.....is that right? Should I change anything as far as the clip goes? I'm editing hdv 1080 60i .I'm totaly new at this so please bare with me if this is a stupid question:)

Thanks!
Ryan
smooth cam will analyze the entire clip, even if you set a small portion using IN and OUT markers. If you want to accelerate the process you might have to render out the truncated clip first and then bring it back into FCP. Apart from that, yes, smoothcam takes a lot, lot, processing power.

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Old March 6th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #3
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Dino is spot on.

Smoothcam will analyze the entire clip. I would simply make a new clip of the portion and run Smoothcam on that clip.

Also... since it analyzes in the background, you should be able to keep working.
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Old March 6th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #4
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smooth cam will analyze the entire clip, even if you set a small portion using IN and OUT markers.
I recently started learning FCP, and the first time I tried Smoothcam, I immediately came against this issue. I assumed I wasn't using the filter correctly, because I thought there was no way the default action would be to analyse the entire clip. I figured that was way too dumb.

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Old March 6th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #5
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ok.....pheew.I got it.I just cut the clip down to the 31 sec clip I needed.Now it's saying 8 minutes.Hopefully it comes out well.

Thanks for all of your help guys.Now I just need to learn how to export for the web:)

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Old March 6th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #6
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Does anyone know if it is possible to apply the smoothcam filter to a subclip in order to save time and avoid exporting?
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Old March 7th, 2009, 03:39 AM   #7
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No, it really analyzes the entire media file. Kind of stupid, IMHO.
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