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Ryan Brown
Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 15, 2008 at 6:10:17 am

Any recommendations for shooting slow motion shots that I'd like to insert in a 1920x1080 24p project...

Any workflow suggestions or shooting suggestions for future shots would be appreciated?

Thanks

Ryan Brown
DowntownBrownEnt.


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Don Greening
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 4:48:41 pm

Hi Brian,

Sorry for the delay in replying to your post. I had to go back to some of your previous posts to find out what camera you're using and I'm assuming it's the EX series cameras.

These cameras can only shoot slo-mo using the smaller frame size of 720, so you need to enter that mode and then activate S & Q Motion from the menu. After that, choose the amount of overcrank by selecting the frames per second. If your primary project is 24p then you'd want to shoot the slow-mo in HQ 720p/24, then using a frame rate of 48 would give you a result that plays at 50% speed. If you shot at the maximum frame rate of 60 fps then your clip would run even slower in a 24p timeline.

Hope this helps.

- Don


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Craig Seeman
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 4:56:15 pm

You can slow things down ever so slightly by shooting 1080p24/30 which can be interesting look. I'd thought I'd mention that just in case. Basically Don's correct. Sometimes you can stretch things a bit more with a good Optical Flow Slo Mo filter (I had a client who requested this when 720p30/60 just wasn't slow enough). I just thought I'd make these random additions to Don's post.



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Don Greening
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 5:03:32 pm

[Craig Seeman] "I just thought I'd make these random additions to Don's post."

Your randomness is appreciated :)

- Don



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Ryan Brown
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 6:16:25 pm

Thanks guys for your help and yes I own an EX3...

As far as editing these clips do I need to do something special in order to use the 720 clips in the 1080 24p timeline?

Randomness keeps things interesting...and certainly welcome with me... =)

Ryan Brown
DowntownBrownEnt.


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Don Greening
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 6:53:13 pm

Ryan,

You're using Final Cut Pro, yes?

You can drop a 720p clip into a 1080p timeline and FCP will conform the clip to match the settings of that sequence. I have found, however, that on some 720p slow-mo clips that FCP gets the aspect ratio wrong and the clip displays as anamorphic squeeze. In those instances you need to double-click the 720p clip to load it into the viewer. There you click on the distort tab and change the aspect ratio to plus 33.333 percent. That usually takes care of it. If you have a number of 720p slow-mo clips in the timeline that are being displayed wrong you can change one of them to the correct aspect ratio, copy that particular clip's attributes to the clipboard, deselect the clip, select all the others and paste the attributes onto all of the other clips. The short cuts for these two tasks is Cmd-C to copy to the clipboard and Option-V to paste the attributes to the other selected clips.

Something for you here:

http://www.digital-heaven.co.uk/podcast/

Look for the podcast: Pasting attributes part 1 and 2.

- Don


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Ryan Brown
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 7:19:39 pm

Don-

Thanks for the workflow tips and links. Sounds like combining the clips is not a problem...I'm looking forward to trying this out...

Thanks again for all your help here.

Ryan Brown
DowntownBrownEnt.


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Don Greening
Re: Slo Mo for 1920x1080 24p project
on Sep 17, 2008 at 7:20:49 pm

You're welcome. Good luck with your project.

- Don


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