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Atticus Brady
Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 9, 2009 at 3:56:08 am

Greetings,

I took a frame from a piece of video in my Avid at work, exported it as a TIFF file at 720x486 so I could work with it in Motion at home, but Motion won't import the file. Neither will FCP. What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!



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Peter Wiggins
Re: Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 9, 2009 at 5:07:57 pm

What file extension has it got?

Peter



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Atticus Brady
Re: Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 9, 2009 at 5:13:47 pm

The file extension is .tif. When I select one in Motion in the file browser it does not appear in the thumbnail window and hence will not import.



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Peter Wiggins
Re: Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 9, 2009 at 6:45:37 pm

Can you drag it from the desktop straight onto the canvas?

Peter





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Atticus Brady
Re: Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 10, 2009 at 3:37:40 am

Hi Peter,

Dragging from the desktop is a no-can-do. Dragging the file onto the canvas and releasing simply snaps it back to its position on the desktop. Perhaps it's a TIF thing. I'm going to try exporting the frame grabs as JPEGs, unless you have any other thoughts...
Thanks
Atticus



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Petter Brox
Re: Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 10, 2009 at 9:26:15 am

Maybe you saved the file as 16bit CMYK or 32bit RGB?

Petter Brox



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Atticus Brady
Re: Trouble importing TIFF file
on Aug 10, 2009 at 11:22:23 pm

Figured it out. Nothing wrong with the Tiff format. What I had done was create a one-frame subclip from a longer master clip and exported it as a TIFF file. I think the fact that it was only one frame in duration didn't allow Motion to see the file. I went to the original master clip, marked in/out on the frame I wanted and exported that. That, for whatever technical reason, created a tiff of longer duration which Motion then recognized and imported just fine. Thanks for getting back to me guys!



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