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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:18 PM   #1
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Motion to FCP Problem

What is the best way to get a motion project to FCP without losing quality?

I have tried a bunch of methods including the "lossless+apha movie" preset. What happens is I get the title in FCP and then export using compressor with the DVD mpeg2 preset but the text/graphics look extremely bad once I play them on the dvd player.

In FCP, I have the sequences set to "ntsc DV" using square pixels. I tried other presets but each changes the look of the motion graphic.

However, if I export strait out of motion to compressor using the DVD mpeg2 preset, the graphics look great! But there is no way I can edit this film in motion! My mac pro chokes on motion as it is.

So, I am kind of in a bind.

I am using the motion template - "sketch.NTSC"
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Old April 12th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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export as animation codec

Export as lossless alpha channel

Animation codec


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Old April 13th, 2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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Doug,

Thanks for the tip. I finally found the problem, I just had the wrong sequence setting, doh!

I guess I need stop relying on software to do the right thing.

I knew it was something like that, I just had to fiddle with it and make a dozen or so DVDs.

I just have to remember, always line up my project settings with my fcp sequence settings and I am good to go.

I also found out you can import motion projects right in FCP which I am sure is common knowledge around here. I think the quality is just about as good as the animation codec but it seems more render intensive if I am not mistaken.

Thanks again, I am glad I got around this. This project is due tomorrow!

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