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Old November 4th, 2004, 11:29 PM   #1561
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Im not sure where your problem is. If you save the file in Motion, for example as "motion.motn" all you should have to do is Import the file in FCP. Then drop "motion.motn" into a sequence and render it in FCP.

Im sure you have already done this, so the one thing that I would recomend is to check your seqence settings to make sure they match in both Motion and FCP.
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Old November 5th, 2004, 06:05 PM   #1562
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Adding LCD Monitors to a new G5 2.0

Three questions regarding using FCPHD and Motion on a new 2.0 G5:

1. How important is refresh rate in choosing an LCD monitor? Will I regret buying one with a refresh rate of 25ms (versus Apple Cinema Display's 16ms)?

2. Is it necessary (or advisable) to upgrade the standard NVidia 5200 video card if I plan on running two 19"-20" LCD monitors?

3. If I keep the NVidia 5200 card, what penalty will I pay when working with Motion?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old November 6th, 2004, 05:14 AM   #1563
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Buy the Apple monitor rather than a third party.

A 16ms refresh is much better than the 25ms for CG graphics work / video. Also the Cinema display means you are HD ready and the colour correction and sync is done for you in Panther without long winded setup procedures.

With regards to Motion, basically buy the best Graphics card you can afford and install at least 2 gig of memory. Motion is a highly demanding application on the system, especially if you switch to it with Final Cut running in the background as well.

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Old November 6th, 2004, 05:22 AM   #1564
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Hi Patrick. Thanks for your help!!

I figured it out in the end. It was a problem with the QT movie I was using but strangely it didn't throw up any errors.


I recaptured the DV footage and all is well. I must say it does have brilliant integration with FCPHD. I think version two of motion ( one hopes they will fix the lack of sound and give it 3D) will really give After Effects a run for its money.


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Old November 6th, 2004, 09:25 AM   #1565
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Hard Drive Set-Up ?

just installed a IDE external (Western Dig 200GB IDE Vantec Nextstar case) as well as a Seagate Barracuda 200 GB SATA. I have backed up the entire system HD to the external using CCC. Now for the seagate i am using it as a media drive. I know to set the scratch disk in FCX to the Media drive but what about say pictures and music ? Should they stay on the stock 160 GB or should i store all pics and music on the media drive ? If on the media how do i specify that on iTunes and iPhoto ? Also how do i move all my video that i have on the 160GB stocker to my new media drive ?
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Old November 6th, 2004, 12:33 PM   #1566
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I'm not following what you're doing. Is the external drive a FireWire drive? How many internal drives do you have? What size are they?
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Old November 6th, 2004, 01:44 PM   #1567
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Sorry, i have the stock 160GB internal, a Seagate 200 Gb SATA internal, and a Western digital 200 GB in a Vantec Nexstar case. I want to use the Seagate for a media drive and the Vantec/Western as a back up. I have backed up the entire system to the external firewire drive. I want to know how to setup up the Seagate 200 for media, pictures, music and such. Looking for recommendations on system setup.
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Old November 6th, 2004, 01:54 PM   #1568
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How did you backup the system, what software did you use etc. ?
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Old November 6th, 2004, 02:21 PM   #1569
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I used Carbon Copy Cloner.
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Old November 6th, 2004, 03:21 PM   #1570
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I would partition the drive first. One partition for pictures, music etc. and the other partition for FCP. Use FCP preferences to setup the various scratch disks, folders etc. to the FCP partition.
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Old November 8th, 2004, 06:40 AM   #1571
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Old November 8th, 2004, 07:30 AM   #1572
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Any issues with FCP 4.5 & the new 10.3.6?

Besides the Firewire issue?

I have noticed from a lot of different postings, that people are having problems with the 10.3.6 that are on G3 & G4s. Anyone on a dual 2G5 2.5 Ram that hasn't had any problem from 10.3.6. I have two internal 160's. Just wondering if I should take the plundge or wait?
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Old November 8th, 2004, 08:05 AM   #1573
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got it. project finally completed and in the hands of fedex now.

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Old November 8th, 2004, 01:29 PM   #1574
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Mac and PC, can I share the love?

Ok, what I really want to know is...

I need to give some video I have on my PC to a guy using Pro Tools on a Mac. Is there any format of video (and CD-R) that I can burn on my PC that he will be able to read on his Mac? Otherwise I'm going to have to make a miniDV and he's going to have to get a deck to recapture it, so I'd like to save that step.

Thanks!

PS I have to give it to him this evening, so any quick repsonses would be much appreciated.


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Old November 8th, 2004, 01:45 PM   #1575
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How long is the video? Does he simply need to SEE the video so he can do the audio track? Is that what you meant by Pro Tools? If he just needs to see the video to get the timing, but the quality of the video he works on doesn't matter, just export your movie to AVI or MPEG1 and he should be able to view it. Of course, you could always ask him...
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