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AJ Robinson
Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 1:50:39 pm

Hey guys I could use some help!

I was wondering what is the best way to get slow motion with Motion??
I'm slanting towards a free way of doing it.

Thanks guys,

~AJ


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Stephen Smith
Re: Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 3:08:09 pm

AJ,
For best and free I would use Motion's amazing Optical Flow. Select clip, go to Properties tab, Timing, Frame Blending: choose Optical Flow. It does an amazing job but take a while to do it's magic.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

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AJ Robinson
Re: Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 4:07:01 pm

Yes Steven I see that,

But the problem is optical flow creates a weird mess around the object (say like my arms and legs)
Is there any other settings I can tamper with?


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Stephen Smith
Re: Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 4:47:56 pm

Yes, optical flow struggles with certain shoots, such as shoots with really thin lines in it. And optical flow is really good for super slow mo shots. For the footage shot at 60 fps you can slow it down to half speed no problem. For the 30 fps stuff not so much.

60fps footage: You will need to conform your 60fps in Cinema Tools. It does a great job. Be forewarned that it conforms your original clip. It doesn't make a copy. If you need to keep your original keep that in mind.

30fps: If Optical Flow doesn't work then I would just play with the other frame blending options.

Hope this helps and best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

Check out my Motion Training DVD

Check out my Vimeo page


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AJ Robinson
Re: Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 5:08:55 pm

Yeah i've heard about using cinema tools but I don't have the money for it. Is there an alternative?


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Stephen Smith
Re: Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 5:15:47 pm

It comes included with the FCP Studio bundle.

If you are on FCPX then go to the timeline and click the Retiming button and select Conform Speed.

You want to go from 60fps to what ever your working frame rate is such as 29.97.

Hope this helps and best of luck.

Stephen Smith
Utah Video Productions

Check out my Motion Training DVD

Check out my Vimeo page


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AJ Robinson
Re: Slow Mo with 60i or 30fps
on Oct 17, 2012 at 5:24:41 pm

Again, all I have is Motion. I bought it by itself $49.99
Will a convertor like MPEG Streamclip work? Is there something that's my favorite word, free?


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