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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:59 PM   #1
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How to approach slow motion with what I have

Ok, I am almost ready to start capturing and editing a short I filmed back in August. I will be editing on a Mac with the Adobe CS3 suite to start. I filmed all the regular motion stuff in 24 fps 1/48 shutter speed and everything I wanted in slow motion at 60 i with i think 1/120 shutter speed. I need to know how I should go about capturing it, and making the 60i (once slowed) work into a 24 fps short film. Can anyone give me a step by step?
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 09:47 AM   #2
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To start with, you did the right thing by shooting with a high shutter speed. Now you need to use AE's Time Remapping tool to retime the clip. From threr, it is a small step to simply re-insert the motion blur for a seamless shot. Set your comp frame rate to 24fps.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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ok so first can i capture them both in the same project? Or do i need a 60i project and a 24 fps project? By 'retime the clip' you mean slow it down right?
How do i 'reinsert the motion blur'? Is it after I do all that that I make the AE comp 24 fps?
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I do not edit with Premiere (I wrote with AE in mind) but you should probably be able to do the same thing there as well. Retime means retime; slowing down or speeding up. Try simply dropping your 60i footage on a 24P timeline and see what happens; it should be smart enough to take care of it.

Check the documentation for the Time Warp filter: http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/Prem...B54B06C75.html

I found a tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exzQPNP1IQY
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 06:27 PM   #5
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time remapping is easy enough, i more concerned with the methods of mixing 60i with 24 fps....i`ve seen many scattered posts in the past about it but didn`t save them since i didn`t have the means to try it out. So i`m looking for someone to step me through the whole process.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:02 AM   #6
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You should be able to IVTC and time remap simultaneously. Did you try?
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 10:43 AM   #7
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IVTC? Don`t know what that is. This is why I`m looking for a clear and concise step by step on the process. I haven`t installed the software since I don`t own it quite yet, I`m just trying to educate myself before it arrives so I am prepared. I will have the Adobe CS3 production premium for now.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 12:49 PM   #8
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Yes, you do: it's 60i->24P. (Inverse Telecine)
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 12:52 PM   #9
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If you are unfamiliar with Adobe video software, I suggest the "Classroom in a book" series.
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 01:05 PM   #10
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I have been editing for a long time, but doesn`t mean I know every term out there. Last i knew there was an extensive process of capturing, running video through convereters to get the slow mo, then converting it back a certain way as to not lose info, etc etc. Perhaps its much simpler now than it was 5 months ago?
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Old December 3rd, 2007, 07:22 PM   #11
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I have been editing for a long time, but doesn`t mean I know every term out there. Last i knew there was an extensive process of capturing, running video through convereters to get the slow mo, then converting it back a certain way as to not lose info, etc etc. Perhaps its much simpler now than it was 5 months ago?
About ten months ago I put a clip on the time line (in PP2) changed the duration to 4 times the clips actual duration instant slow-motion...

If you import your 60i into a 24p time line it will play, it will just look slower which is what you want. If you want it even slower, change the duration of the clip.

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Old December 4th, 2007, 08:33 AM   #12
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ok, so the next question is, does it look good? Its for a short film for the film festivals, so I want it to look good , no jittering etc.
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Optical-flow tools like Time Warp are definitely good enough.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #14
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and once again, do i need to capture the 60i from within a 60i project? Or do I capture it in the same 24 fps project as the normal footage?
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