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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1
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Final Cut Pro - Luminance issues on imported footage.

Despite the fact that footage looks fine on playback on the camera, we are having issues with our Final Cut Pro suite exhibeted as the footage in the bin, viewer canvas and timeline has very low luminance and this is over assetts from two camera of sources.

1. Sony Z7p recording HDV1080i – Progressive scan (25p):
a. From tape – Log and Capture.
b. From card – Log and transfer.
2. AVI files from Point Of View Camera.
a. DV Mov files. They play fine in Quicktime but are very dark in Final Cut Pro.

Events leading to the issue were:

1. We installed the Sony Recoding Unit plugin for Final Cut Pro 7. (Sony memory recorder unit plugin as supplied with HVR-MRC1).
2. Keyboard was accessed by kids over the weekend and a key may have been pressed that causes this to happen however we can’t seem to reverse it ???

The really interesting thing is that when you grab the end of a clip on the timeline and drag it back it corrects itself in the canvas?????
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Old May 26th, 2011, 12:19 AM   #2
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Re: Final Cut Pro - Luminance issues on imported footage.

fcp doesn't accurately display luminance its always darker. buy a black magic intensity pro card to preview it on a tv
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Old May 26th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #3
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Re: Final Cut Pro - Luminance issues on imported footage.

I don't have any cards in place... and this is definately an issue because I have used FCP fro some time and even old projects that where fine, if I open then now are dark. Attached please see a screen grab and note the luminance of the frame that is in QT player as opposed to the same shot in FCP.
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