I just shot some snowboarding this week with the p2 set at 1080i and at 24p. When I view the clips in FCP 6, they are blurred, at times with entire lines of the moving image cut out. However, when I watch the captured clips in Quicktime, they seem much better. Are my settings just wrong? If so, what should I be working with?
Some I've spoken to believe that I needed to "remove advanced pulldown" because I'm not in 24pA. I am sure I shot standard 24p, but:
1) when i "log and transfer' in FCP 6, under preferences I have selected a preset saying "remove advance pulldown and duplicate frames"
2) when I try and apply "tools" + "Remove advanced pulldown..." it says that "this .mov clip does not contain DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, or DVCPRO-50 NTSC Video"
isn't that wierd? I am absolutely sure I shot in 1080i 24p
What else could explain the poor playback that I am getting? Under my "capture scratch" folder, the files play much better than they do in FCP 6
If you didn't shoot 24pA then you do NOT want to have Remove Pulldown enabled. In fact, I'd double-check to see if you somehow had that box checked when you ingested the original footage.
Also, how are you monitoring the footage? If you're using an external monitor then make sure you've got the right output settings for your video card. If you shot 24p (and not pA or pN) then you probably need the output set to 1080i60, as the 24p look is actually recorded over a 60i signal.
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