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jan boersma
half renders
on May 20, 2010 at 8:02:04 am

I'm trying to add a Motion Master template to a
Final Cut Pro 720p50 timeline:
"Satin Blue-Lower Third Pal"
First I open the template as a copy in Motion to
change the settings to XDCAM EX 720p50.
When I click ok, I can see the preset switch to:
Preset: HDV 720p25, this is confirmed when I go back to the
project properties, it just switches back to HDV 720p25.
(Motion Preferences is set to XDCAM EX 720p50 by the way).
Anyway, when I save it as a new template it looks fine in the
FCP timeline, the preview plays fine but when I render,
the template "freezes" after 3 seconds (total duration is 6 seconds). I also tried applying the standard Satin Blue-Lower Third Pal, without trying to change to 720p50 (which switches to HDV 720p25 anyway), same thing happens: plays fine in preview (orange bar showing in timeline) but after render template freezes after 3 seconds. Finally, I tried copying the XDCAM EX 720p50 footage to a DV Pal timeline and here everything works fine, in preview and after render. Any Ideas?
Thanks, Jan
(Motion 3.0.2)
(Final Cut Pro 6.0.2)


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Mark Spencer
Re: half renders
on May 20, 2010 at 1:07:53 pm

You can't take an SD template and just change the project preset to an HD preset and expect the template to work correctly - it won't. What you can do is go ahead an embed one of the existing Motion DS templates into your HD project and then scale it up in FCP to fit - of course, it will be soft. You may also need to change the way FCP renders Motion projects for best results: Sequence > Settings > Render Control tab.

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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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jan boersma
Re: half renders
on May 20, 2010 at 1:19:31 pm

Thanks for your reply,
I solved the problem as follows:
-created a new project in Motion with XDCAM EX 720p50 settings
-opened "Satin" SD Template
-"dragged" Template Layers into XDCAM EX project' layers
- saved XDCAM EX project as template
After that I could just apply the new template in FCP,
works perfect,
thanks,
Jan


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Mark Spencer
Re: half renders
on May 20, 2010 at 3:27:51 pm

And you didn't have to resize or adjust any of the SD elements in the HD project? I don't see how that's possible.

--
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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