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Old April 6th, 2005, 01:25 PM   #61
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There are three places to set field order. If you are deinterlacing, you need to...

AE Interpret Footage - No Fields
Magic Bullet - Upper Field First (MB shoul detect and set this in auto-config, it's lower for me)
AE Output - No Fields

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Old April 6th, 2005, 11:56 PM   #62
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thanks so much Josh,

I think this seemed to be my first configuration before i realised i better set my fields right.

Actually seems that i was right the first time.
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Old May 8th, 2005, 07:21 PM   #63
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dvx100 and Magic bullet

What are the primary differences in motion between Magic Bullet Suite and the DVX100a? (besides the obvious of real-time) Do the two yield basically the same result. I think I remember reading that Magic Bullet is a bit more shuttery, but I can't remember...

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Old May 9th, 2005, 07:48 AM   #64
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"differences in motion "

well.. magic bullet deinterlaces, while the dvx is shooting in full res true progressive

to the naked eye, it may not be that noticable, but the native progressive footage will be sharper...
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Old May 9th, 2005, 01:34 PM   #65
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It's the difference between actually taking an image at 24 distinct moments in time (per second)... and trying to approximate that based on images taken after 60 other moments in time. At best it's an approximation, and will never be as accurate or as detailed as the real thing.
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Old May 18th, 2005, 08:52 PM   #66
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magic bullet - frame blend

does anyone enable frame blending with magic bullet in after effects? it looks like it might provide a little bit of an added motion blur and may look better. what are people's opinions on this?
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Old May 19th, 2005, 12:25 PM   #67
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My experience is that it adds too much blending. It seems to blend a number of frames together. I'm not sure if it's configurable. It may be better suited as a creative tool, since it'll give a real slurry effect.
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Old May 23rd, 2005, 11:50 AM   #68
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Has anyone even tried Magic Bullet with HDV footage yet?

It's been a while since the Sony FX1/Z1's came out. Hasn't anyone tried Magic Bullet Suite with them? I hear about Vegas being a good NLE for the 24p conversion, as well as many others such as Twixtor and that Avi whatchamacallit, but I've yet to see any FX1/Z1 footage converted to 24p using Magic Bullet. Now that I think about it, I haven't seen any samples of FX1/Z1 footage converted to 24p. What's the holdup people? =)
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Old May 25th, 2005, 03:20 PM   #69
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What's the holdup people? =)
They're waiting for it to render :D :D :D :D
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Old May 25th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #70
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lol, nice one. I'm still surprised nobody has even tried. >.<
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Old May 29th, 2005, 09:23 AM   #71
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Magic Bullet presets error

I recently tried to install MB for Editors (the trial version) but when I install it, it fails to install the presets. I asked my friend to download the trial and install it but it did the same thing on his computer.

Could someone sends me the presets? Or give me the settings forr at least Basic and Basic Warm/Cool presets? That would be really nice since I want to get an idea on the effect it gives on different movies I made.

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PS: I'm using Adobe Premiere Pro
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 12:40 AM   #72
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Magic bullet...only if it was faster.

I had the same problem and im using Permiere as well. I downloaded a update I believe. Is that all you want to use in Magic bullet is the filmic look? Or what, because I dont think I got the other stuff to work.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 04:57 PM   #73
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Somthing better then Magic bullet?

Is there anything out there? I need a plugin for Adobe Permiere pro, I have magic bullet but was wondering if there is anything better out there. Magic bullet tends to be very very slow at rendering, I'm sure there is nothing that is faster though, correct?
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 05:17 PM   #74
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Virtually everything else is faster.

What particular things do you want to do?

There may be ways to emulate Magic Bullet looks with Premiere's tools plus Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse. They won't be exactly the same, and will not be as easy to use. However, you can accomplish lots of different things MB can't do. Use masking to isolate particular areas of an image (like power windows on a Da Vinci, except slower and better). Secondary color correction (affecting only particular colors). etc.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 05:53 PM   #75
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Problem solved, I installed the MB Suite for After Effects at my friend house, took some settings in note and used them in Premiere. The result is impressive!
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