NLE Mac / Final Cut questions from 2002 - Page 17 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 1st, 2002, 12:34 PM   #241
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
...and think of each of the fields in the interlaced video as a guitar string tuned very close together. As they're each "vibrating" on and off they somtimes cycle in coincidence with each other (the "harmonic" aspect of Bill's explanation). To our eyes it looks like the whole picture is flickering.

Normally I'll de-interlace before I resize, although I rarely resize at all. Try it both ways to see which works best for your situation. No, you won't have to re-interlace the image, as that will automatically be done when it's displayed on a video monitor.

Sufficiently sorry you asked for a deeper explanation? <g>
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2002, 10:23 PM   #242
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 102
After reading this thread, I followed Ken's link to firewiredirect.com. 120 GB 7200 rpm drive for 299.00. Seemed like a good deal compared to others I have seen, so it is on its way!
__________________
Jeff Farris
Jeff Farris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2002, 10:35 PM   #243
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 540
Following up on the question I asked in the Firestore post, has anyone found a firewire drive that MAC OS-10.1.4 will read as a FAT32 volume?

Thanks
__________________
-- Vic Owen --
Vic Owen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2002, 02:14 AM   #244
jaburgan
 
Posts: n/a
NTSC/PAL conversion in FCP is unsatisfactory. There is a long-running discussion about this issue on the "PAL issues" board at 2-pop.

An alternative is at www.dvfilm.com/atlantis/

Never used it myself so can't judge (although nothing beats "real" hardware conversion)
  Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2002, 03:15 AM   #245
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
The best way to convert a PAL stream to a NTSC DVD is todo
the following... (as far as I know):

make a 23.976 fps progressive NTSC DVD. If your footage is
interlaced make sure to de-interlace it before you do the
following:

- import/alter the movie to play at 23.976 fps instead of 25..
I DO NOT MEAN that you must CONVERT the framerate
(ie drop frames). On a windows PC there are utilites that
one can use to CHANGE the rate a file is PLAYED without
actually dropping any frames. Ofcourse your total time will
change, but this will be unnoticable.
- PAL full res. is 720x576. NTSC is 720x480. Crop the picture
vertically for it to fit. If you do letterboxing this is even easier.
If you find that people look to TALL now you must do a
resample instead of a crop. MAKE SURE you use the BEST
quality resample routine you can find (Usually this will be
a bi-cubic or bi-linear resample)
- you also need to convert the color space from 0 IRE to
7.5 IRE (black should be 16,16,16 instead of 0,0,0)

This should work out quite nice.
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2002, 09:49 AM   #246
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 102
I love free stuff...particularly useful free stuff...

Cruising around Apple's website, trying to learn everything I can about iMovie2, I found something that I don't think many people may be aware of.

If you are running OS X, you have free storage space on Apple's site called an iDisk. Most of us know that, but did you know that stuck in a folder on your iDisk are 2,100 royalty free music files?

Go to your iDisk, then click on the "software" folder, then the "extras" folder, the the "freeplay music" folder. voila'.

No more worrying about when the copyright police are going to come knocking.
__________________
Jeff Farris
Jeff Farris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2002, 10:02 AM   #247
RED Code Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Holland
Posts: 12,514
Too bad this is only for Mac OS X users.... :( We PC users
are left out huh. Nice thing though!

Are you allowed to use these in your (commercial) projects
as well? There is a difference in free music and free "usable"
music!!
__________________

Rob Lohman, visuar@iname.com
DV Info Wrangler & RED Code Chef

Join the DV Challenge | Lady X

Search DVinfo.net for quick answers | Buy from the best: DVinfo.net sponsors
Rob Lohman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 3rd, 2002, 10:19 AM   #248
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 102
According to the information from Apple, they are "royalty free". That would imply commercially as well as private, at least to me.
__________________
Jeff Farris
Jeff Farris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2002, 04:00 PM   #249
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Posts: 59
Filling Text with Video

Here's one for you FCP 3 gurus.

Is there a way to fill text created with the FCP 3 text generator
with video? Basically I'm looking to do what would be a split key
on a production switcher.

I've just upgraded to a dual 1ghz G4 with FCP. Love it, love it,
love it.

Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.


Bill
Bill Markel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 4th, 2002, 04:19 PM   #250
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
I know of no way to do this in FCP3. I'm not saying it can't be done there, just that I don't know how.

This is really a job for which AfterEffects (and its peers) were really designed to tackle.

If you're devoted to doing this in FCP3 and don't have AE you might shop around for an AE plug-in that might be able to get the job done and might be used with FCP.
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2002, 02:31 AM   #251
ChorizoSmells
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 424
I haven't up graded to FCP 3 but on FCP 2 I did that effect. After making the title I put in on Video track 1, I put the video clip I want to put into the text on Video track two.

Next I select the video clip on V2 and go into the modify>composite mode> and select Travel Matte-Luma. If you have multiple title tracks, it will only fill in the text with video on the track right below it. I made a qt movie of the two title tracks(two different title clips, V1 & V2) and re-imported it into FCP and then did the composite mode- travel matte-Luma again and then it put the video into all of the text. The same can be done in AE, but haven't gotten around to learning AE.

used to subscribe to the newsletter-DV "la vida loca", I think that's what it was called and that video in the text was one of their weekly "tips".

Hope this helps.

btw, Happy Cinco de Mayo
__________________
ChorizoSmells Video
Barrio Tamatsukuri, Osaka, JAPAN
Rik Sanchez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2002, 07:33 AM   #252
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Posts: 59
Gentleman,

Thanks for the speedy reply. Looks like I have some "playing" to do today.

I appreciate your help.

Bill
Bill Markel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2002, 11:16 AM   #253
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 6,943
Rik,

Thank you for the FCP tip! Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too!
__________________
Lady X Films: A lady with a boring wardrobe...and a global mission.

Hey, you don't have enough stuff!
Buy with confidence from our sponsors. Hand-picked as the best in the business...Really!

See some of my work one frame at a time: www.KenTanaka.com
Ken Tanaka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2002, 12:30 PM   #254
Retired DV Info Net Almunus
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Austin, TX USA
Posts: 2,882
The fact that the music is royalty free is the good news. The bad news? Have you listened to any of it?

I've wound up using a couple from there recently in a short feature I shot. It took me forever to surf through dozens of samples and find two that were "adequate." Like always, you get what you pay for.

With that in mind...don't forget the option of making your own. It's amazing how many shows use really simple percussive background music...like a simple guitar rhythm, or piano or any other instrument. One of my favorites is "Dead Calm." It's basically just someone "heavy-breathing" a rhythm. (I may wind up making my own for this project anyway since I'm not very happy with the two samples I picked from iTools).
__________________
John Locke
SursumFilms.com
John Locke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 5th, 2002, 08:29 PM   #255
ChorizoSmells
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 424
Bill, thanks for reminding my about that video in the text effect. Had forgotten about it and now I'm reworking some titles using that effect.

In the FCP 2 book by Lisa Brenneis, page 547(the compositing section), there is more on this effect. In case you don't have her book I recomend you get it, it has been very helpful getting me through FCP.

Have fun.

Thanks Ken, always happy to spread what little knowledge I have.
__________________
ChorizoSmells Video
Barrio Tamatsukuri, Osaka, JAPAN
Rik Sanchez is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:40 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network