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Luke Pearson
aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:21:49 pm

I'm working with a DVCPro 720p project in FCP and I'm trying to put titles in. I've been trying to right click on the project and click "send to motion project" to add titles that way. Once I edit the titles, I hide the background layer and save the file. When I open the file in FCP and drop the motion title over the clip, the title is very jagged. Is there a way around this? I'm trying to keep from having to export each title one by one.

thanks for any insight.


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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:25:07 pm

i just tried to render the clip out as lossless+alpha and it had the same jagged effect. However, when i export from motion WITH a background layer, the text is crisp. any ideas?

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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Mark Spencer
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 17, 2010 at 11:37:05 pm

First, I think you should read this:

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/motion_text_in_fcp_spencer.html

Also, not clear why you aren't embedding your Motion project file automatically?

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:38:02 am

Thanks for the quick reply and for the link to the article, Mark.

I read through it and tried everything it mentioned but am still getting this jagged text.

When I embed the motion file automatically it erases any transitions or color correction i've done in final cut.

My footage is DVCPRO HD 720p.

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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Mark Spencer
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:49:44 am

That's correct - filters, transitions, and generators do not make the trip from Final Cut Pro to Motion. Check the field order of the Motion project inside FCP, sometimes FCP doesn't flag it correctly.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:53:08 am

how/where do I check the field order and what should it be?

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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Mark Spencer
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 12:56:29 am

Right-click on the .motn project file in your FCP sequence and choose item properties, or select it and press Command-9 - import thing to know for anything in FCP...

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 1:01:18 am

i'm using FC 5 by the way. Not sure if that makes a difference.

What should the field order be for the motion file? All I see is field dominance and it doesn't give me an option to change that.

thanks, mark.

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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Mark Spencer
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 1:02:51 am

You should be able to try changing it to None. Sorry, Motion calls it field order and FCP calls it field dominance, I never remember which is which. If you can't change it there for some reason, right-click the Motion file, choose Open in Editor, go to Edit > Project Properties, change it there, and see if it updates.

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Mark Spencer
Freelance Producer/Editor/Motion Graphics Artist
Apple-certified Master Trainer
Author, Motion 4 from Peachpit Press
http://www.applemotion.net


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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 1:10:15 am

it was already set to "none". Thank you for helping me walk through this. Any other ideas?

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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Arnie Schlissel
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:19:41 am

[Luke Pearson] "My footage is DVCPRO HD 720p."

Change the Motion project size to 1280x720 and the pixel aspect ratio to square. That's always helped me when I had to deal with this problem in DVCPro HD.

Arnie

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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:23:53 am

Thanks for the reply, Arnie. I'll give it a try. Where do you change the pixel aspect ratio in the project settings or do you have to start a new project?

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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Luke Pearson
Re: aliasing text - can't find an answer
on Jan 18, 2010 at 3:25:49 am

nevermind. found it. i'll give it a try.

Luke Pearson
http://www.LiftFilms.net

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.
-Hebrews 13:2


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