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Old December 6th, 2004, 02:20 AM   #16
 
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I used FCP native to animate at 23.98 and it looks choppy. Maybe I should try to do each letter separately in the name (these are big opening credits).
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Old September 7th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=Graeme Nattress]Make sure that your titles are frame based rather than field bases...


Could I ask a favour Graeme. I am interested in this discussion but am relatively new to this stuff. Could you explain what you mean by frame based vs. field based? Is field related to it being interlaced or progressive? If so aren't frames themselves field based?
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Old September 7th, 2005, 02:18 AM   #18
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Make sure that your titles are frame based rather than field bases...


Could I ask a favour Graeme. I am interested in this discussion but am relatively new to this stuff. Could you explain what you mean by frame based vs. field based? Is field related to it being interlaced or progressive? If so aren't frames themselves field based?
If I may...

Frames are like a frame of film. One full frame of film. A picture. A field is HALF a picture...only every even or odd scanline. Film is made of 24 full pictures or frames, while video is made of 60 fields of images, two fields per frame of video. Interlaces video frames are full pictures, they consist of one picture that makes up the even fields, and one picture that makes up the odd fields (with CRT technology it couldn't draw a full frame, but had to first scan the odd fields of an image, then redraw the even fields). Very often these fields are from a completely different different picture, so they look jagged. That is why video is so smooth, as it has basically 60 pictures that is strings together, not 24.

Maybe Graeme can get more technical. In fact, I know he can.
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Old September 7th, 2005, 07:45 AM   #19
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FCP's motion effects can render at the field rate or the frame rate, ie, 60 fields per second or 30 frames per second in an standard NTSC timeline. That's why you have to tell the timeline, wether it's upper, lower field, or none, to make sure they work right.

For more info on fields, just read my 24p article Ken Stone published.

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Old September 2nd, 2006, 02:27 PM   #20
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I always put a 2 pt gaussian blur on all my titles.
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