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Old April 2nd, 2009, 12:45 PM   #1
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Nesting a sequence of photo stills

Hey I don't know if this is the right forum to post this to.
But anywhere,
I'm exporting about 6,000 stills out of final cut pro to put a filter over and then re-import the stills back into the sequence.

I want to put a wide screen effect on all the images. Do you think I should do that before I export all the images or after- by nesting the image sequence and just dropping the wide screen filter on it?
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Wow. That's a lot of stills. May I ask why you would do such a thing?

Also, why are you putting a widescreen effect on your images? Knowing why would allow me to answer your question better... but yes, you CAN nest them and place one filter on it, but I'm not sure if you SHOULD without knowing more...
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Old April 4th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #3
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Hi, Maybe Katie want's that look. I know I have done it lots in the past, handy for reframing shots and giving a cinematic look.

You could put them on later in compressor, that way you will still have the master.

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Old April 8th, 2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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No you should put the letterbox on last, then you have more freedom -as opposed to cropping your 6,000 images first! Also I'm not sure what filter you are using but it would probably do something with your embedded letterbox bars which could ruin everything.
I'm also curious what this filter is you are using? I assume you are batching them with actions in photoshop?
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