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Linda Brown
codec quality of motion 3 clip
on Jul 5, 2010 at 9:26:08 pm

I have a question about codec quality when creating slow motion effects in FCP 6 vs. motion 3.
I slowed down a clip in fcp 6 by 50% with simple frame blending and then sent the same clip to motion 3 and sent it through optical flow. While the clip from motion looks better I was surprised to discover the codec quality (when analyzed in fcp) stated it was of least quality and the same clip with the 50% speed reduction in fcp stated it was most quality.

I’m confused. ? I’m screening on a monitor not the computer screen. I would have expected the opposite. Can anyone explain?

Footage was shot DV NTSC 29.97

Here is the analysis of the fcp clip:
Video Track 1 (40.2 MB)
Duration : 00:00:10:03 (at 100 % speed)
Frame Size: 720x480
Color Depth: 24-bit Color
Codec: DV/DVCPRO-NTSC at Most Quality
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Average Data Rate: 3519k/sec (117k/frame)

Here is the analysis of the motion 3 clip:
Video Track 1 (11.8 K)
Duration: 00:00:20:06
Frame Size: 720x 480
Color Depth: 32-bit Color
Codec: at Least Quality
Frame Rate: 29.97 fps
Average Data Rate: 1k/sec (0k/frame)





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Noah Kadner
Re: codec quality of motion 3 clip
on Jul 5, 2010 at 10:43:15 pm

If I had to guess I'd guess it's giving you an analysis of the Motion project file rather than the codec. But anyways- that doesn't really matter does it? If it looks good that's the important thing.

Noah

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