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Old March 27th, 2002, 11:35 AM   #91
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I can view and hear (after rendering) the imovie clips in FCP with no problem.

The problem surfaces when I hear the view the clips in either FCP or QT player. The video is fine, but the audio is garbled by the speed at which it plays.

I think I will review my settings in FCP and recapture to see if the problem goes away.
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Old March 27th, 2002, 09:37 PM   #92
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Well I'm getting a G4 in the near future so it'll be my turn to hit you both with a barrage of questions, both on FCP and Macs in general. I haven't used on since the IIe and I'm sure things have changed dramatically since those days.
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For a moment your name threw me for a loop. Aw, that's "afterburner" jus' dressed in his Sunday-Go-To_Meetin' duds!
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Old March 27th, 2002, 10:17 PM   #94
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Yeah, I made him do that, unfortunately... same for John (zchildress) Locke too.

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Old March 28th, 2002, 06:08 AM   #96
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Need to convert 16x9 native to 4:3 full screen

I shot a native 16X9 video for a client to use on a wide screen plasma display at trade shows. He now also wishes to use some of the 16X9 footage on a 4:3 VHS In-service tape we are making. My question, what is the best way to convert (crop) the 16x9 footage to show up as full screen (non-letterbox) using FCP 3.

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Old March 28th, 2002, 01:40 PM   #97
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Well, the best way would be to use the scaling feature under the "Motion" tab, but it's not going to look very pretty! Just adjust the slider until your video takes up the entire screen.
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Old March 28th, 2002, 01:51 PM   #98
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Hmm.. Or, I wonder if you could export the footage in a larger size (that would fill the screen's y-axis, then import the swollen version back into FCP using a normal sized frame (720x480). That way you might be able to (a) get a better vertical enlargement and, (b) be able to pan the footage to maintain good framing.

I'd try both methods with a small clip. Either way, though, it'll be a bit of a pain.
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Old March 29th, 2002, 01:48 AM   #99
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digitizing xl1 into media 100

Media 100 uses a JPEG compression. DV uses a straight digital transfer as it uses DV Compression in the camera. So you would end up with two different formats of compressed video file if you digitize via firewire in FCP and then try to use it in Media 100.
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Old March 29th, 2002, 12:49 PM   #100
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FCP 3 audio mixing help needed

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I'm working on a wedding with a couple video layers and about 8 tracks of audio. I'm having a real rough time getting my levels right. If i adjust any section of audio, regardless of track I have to render(mixdown) before I can play it back. In my preferences I have REAL TIME AUDIO MIXING set to 8 tracks. I don't get it. There has to be an easier way. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks,
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How did you capture / acquire the audio in your tracks?
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Old March 29th, 2002, 03:05 PM   #102
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I just figured it out. Sorry for jumping the gun.

I simply needed to turn my Audio Playback Quality (in preferences)to 'low'. I can now adjust all of my levels, without mixing down. What a relief!

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Old March 30th, 2002, 11:44 AM   #103
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I'm just starting to get familiar with FCP so I'm not sure about importing a movie with a different aspect ratio - my guess is that FCP will want to force it into a 4:3 ratio which would be very ugly indeed.

If you have access to an effects program like Adobe After Effects or Boris Red, that would be the way to go. AE is resolution independent so you can import any size and output any size. Then you could also set keyframes to "scan and pan" the image the way they do when they convert a movie to VHS.

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Old March 30th, 2002, 06:23 PM   #104
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Hi,

If I remember correctly FCP and iMovie use different rates of audio, as does the XL1. You can't change the audio in iMovie, but the rate can be changed in FCP. When you start a new project set the audio in preferences for the rate in iMovie. Audio can also be changes in quicktime pro by chooseing the option button. If you need additional help post back and I'll talk you through it.

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Old March 30th, 2002, 07:26 PM   #105
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iDVD2

Hi,

I just made my first DVD with iDVD2.

(G4 Mac, FCP3)

skin tones are very pink compared with playing back the footage from a miniDV tape or VHS dupe. So the pinkish colour must have been caused by the iDVD2 compression to Mpeg2 before burning to DVDR. Fair assumption?

Does this mean iDVD is not very good at keeping faithfull to colours? Is it because it is a cheap $$ to buy program and if you want quality burnt DVDs you need to buy DVD Studio Pro?

DVD Studio Pro OS X compatible still not available.

Anyone had this problem?
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