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Wayne K 123.
Round-trip low-res???
on Apr 24, 2007 at 9:16:56 pm

Hi,

I'm trying to do a simple text round-trip from Motion 2 to FCP 5.1.2.
With text created in Motion then round-tripped to the FCP time-line.

Both sequences are DV PAL.

When the text shows up in FCP the text is VERY pixellated, and looks awful, especially compared to FCP's Boris text.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks,

Wayne



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zrb123
Re: Round-trip low-res???
on Apr 24, 2007 at 10:14:05 pm

Sound like a one way trip to me, unless you are planing on going back to motion.

A few questions
- How are you bringing the Motion asset into FCP, are you exporting or just bringing in the motion project file?
- Do your Motion Project settings match your FCP timeline settings?
- have you completely rendered in FCP?




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Wayne K 123.
Re: Round-trip low-res???
on Apr 24, 2007 at 10:40:54 pm

Thanks for the reply.

Here's what I'm doing:
1. The sequences in both programs match [DV PAL]
2. Create text in Motion 3.
3. Save
4. Drag icon and place it onto FCP 5.1.2 timeline
5. I then notice that the text looks low-res and pixellated, even after rendering.
6. Fold arms in frustration!
7. Try changing the text by roundtripping back to Motion using the 'open in editor' function.
8. Repeat

Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?
Why does my text look bad?

W





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Arniepix
Re: how are you monitoring?
on Apr 27, 2007 at 7:40:17 pm

You don't say how you're monitoring your video. Yous hould have a PAL monitor hooked up to your system to check this kind of thing. If you don't, then it's possible that there's nothing wrong with your video, and you're just seeing the inherently low quality picture that FCP uses internally.

Arnie

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