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Old June 7th, 2006, 08:01 AM   #1
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update project (4.5 to 5.04) / firewire causing strobing

Hey everyone, i edited some HDV footage (captured as DV) on my powerbook with 4.5. I was planning to do grading/effects/de-interlacing on a much faster powermac G5. I transferred the entire project over to the tower via firewire. When i open the project in 5.04 on the G5 i select 'update project' (it can't be opened otherwise i assume?). When i do this all of the footage becomes choppy. It looks kind of like a slow frame rate, or some ugly strobe effect. I know it's not just a playback issue cause i exported a dv movie and the resulting file still had the ugly strobing.

Now the way i see it the problem can only be either:

A. the firewire transfer
B. the project update

anybody have any experience with this kind of issue?
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Old June 7th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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I've upgraded DVCPro PAL projects from 4.5 to 5.0 and lastly to 5.1 and migrated them between machines - all without the issues mentioned by you. Short of suggesting to re-render after migration, I can't think of any other solutions off-hand.


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Old June 7th, 2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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If you still have access to the original project file on your original machine try exporting the sequences as XML and importing those into FCP 5.
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