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Old November 25th, 2004, 06:07 PM   #1666
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Steven,

Have you tried trashing your preferences? Instructions located as a sticky at begining of this forum.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 08:32 PM   #1667
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TV Blip (turning tv off) special effect

I'm not sure what the name of it is, but does anyone have an effect/filter (or just know how to do it) to make it look like someone is turning the TV off on the video?

Basically when you turn a TV off you see the picture squashed into the center and a final little "blip" as it goes completely black. I'd think this is used a lot, so is there a prebuilt effect for this or anyone know how to do it? Thanks.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 08:35 PM   #1668
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I use 3 frames of static followd by a quick circle wipe.
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Old November 26th, 2004, 09:12 PM   #1669
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This is of course the way old TVs in the 1950s actually looked when they were turned off. All you need to do is get one of those and do a kinescope (a-la-2004)...
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Old November 26th, 2004, 09:43 PM   #1670
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Another way is to use a horizontal squeeze or wipe filter/transition and then a vertical move with the same properties all in succession. Once the image is about a 1/4" horizontal, apply the vertical squeeze move to finish it off with a zoom out like a circle wipe. You may have to do the first and then composite it as a separate file and then apply the vertical. It will almost look like an offset crosswipe but really fast. I guess this could be done with the orientations reversed as well.
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Old November 27th, 2004, 09:21 AM   #1671
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Hi,

Mr. Nattress has a demo available at his website for the standards conversion plugin set. I have not used that particular set, but I do have two others of his and have been very impressed with them.

Hope this helps.

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Old November 27th, 2004, 12:16 PM   #1672
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thanks Jeremiah - my problem is I haven't purchased a pal camera yet , just thinking about it and investigating workflows because I live in an ntsc world. I also have nattress' film effects 1.5 and yes , it is very good. thanks
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Old November 27th, 2004, 10:54 PM   #1673
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iDVD4 Problems

I wondered if anyone has seen similar problems, or has suggestions for what I can do to resolve a problem in iDVD 4. I've tried searching here but didn't come across anything exactly like this.

When I launch iDVD 4 it seems to run slowly, and as soon as I try to change to a new theme or click the slideshow option, I get the neverending whirling pinwheel and the entire program either slows down immensely or just doesn't respond at all (mostly it just doesn't respond at all). The hard drive seems to be working overtime, and it takes over all the other tasks on the computer-- and even takes a long time to force quit. I've tried several things such as turning off the "Motion" option, trashing the iDVD preferences file, repairing permissions and restarting, and deleting all iDVD files and reinstalling the iDVD program from scratch... with no luck.

One other thing is that I had iDVD3 previously installed and wonder if I have some file mix-up going on which may be confusing the new program. But I'm not sure how to make sure I've purged all the old version 3 files, or if that's even necessary (doesn't seem like it should be).

Has anyone seen anything similar, or have suggestions for what to try?

I'm running iDVD 4.0.1 on a G5-1.8 single processor on OS 10.3.6 with 1 GB of RAM.

Thanks for any help.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 11:41 AM   #1674
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Hi,

I gues in Audio/video Settings - sequence preset - you can choose DV NTSC 48 kHz - 24. But I don't see that in the capture preset. And do you have any idea how to choose a 24p sequence that is also anamorphic?
Because I can only choose:

- DV NTSC 48 khz - 24 OR
- DV NTSC 48 kHz Anamorphic

There's like no combination! even not for PAL (I work with PAL)

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Old November 28th, 2004, 12:49 PM   #1675
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24p AND 16:9 in FCP

Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how to work with 24p AND 16:9 in FCP HD?
There is a sequence preset: DV NTSC 48kHz - 24,
and one DV NTSC 48kHz Anamorphic, but no combination of those two?

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Old November 28th, 2004, 12:58 PM   #1676
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The way that the Nattress converter and Atlantis work are very different. I've seen both on the same footage that one of my converter users gave me and they were both great, but very different.

The Nattress converter tries to preserve the inherent interlaced nature of the video through the conversion, hence if the source is interlaced the output has the same smooth motion, whereas if the source is progressive, the output is again interlaced for smoothness, but it still looks progressive, like when 3:2 gets added to film to get to NTSC, it still looks progressive, even though the output is interlaced.

Atlantis, as a first step, always de-interlaces the video, so then it does a pulldown to convert the frame rates. This means that if your source footage is interlaced, then the output look always progressive. In that respect, although Atlantis produces nice results, it's not respecting the original nature of the footage, and hence limits it's application to more specialist uses. It's like everything you do goes through a film look.

However, some people may find that useful, so I'll look at implementing that method in a future version.

Best thing to do is try the demos!!

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Old November 28th, 2004, 01:03 PM   #1677
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How much hard drive space is available? You may need to trash other files than the preferences. You may want to read over this article on the Apple Support Site on troubleshooting software issues.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 03:36 PM   #1678
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There's 100 GB of hard drive space remaining. I'll try some of the troubleshooting and problem isolation steps that are suggested in that Apple article, and hopefully get it to work.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 03:51 PM   #1679
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Tim: I moved your question to the Mac forum since I think you'll get more response and it really wasn't XL-2 specific. I don't use the XL-2 and am still on an earlier version of FCP, but I think anamorphic 16:9 is selected with a simple checkbox. If so then you could start with the 24p settings and just click that checkbox to acheive what you want.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 07:54 PM   #1680
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You might also wan to search Apple's support site as well. This may be a known issue, but I'm unfamiliar with it.
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