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Brad DeCecco
5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 17, 2010 at 5:37:06 pm

I followed the philip bloom method of converting the 5D Mark II footage to apple pro res in compressor. I brought it into FCP 7, edited it and everything's cool. I spit out a QT and I notice it's all jittery. Upon checking my settings - the clips in the browser are all 30 fps, but the sequence settings are at:
frame size: HD 960x720
timebase: 23.98
QT Video Settings > Compressor: DVC PRO HD 720p60

Usually when a clips frame rate is different from the sequence, it will tell me and ask if i want to change but this never happened and now I can't change the timebase setting, it doesn't allow me. did i do something wrong? Any help appreciated!



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Chris Tompkins
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 17, 2010 at 6:26:32 pm

It looks like you put 30fps footage into a 24p timeline and then compressed to 30p - that's why. Delete the timelines in your project and create new based on the footage.
What is your end target? DVD? Web? Tape?

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta


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Brad DeCecco
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 17, 2010 at 6:35:27 pm

end output is a quicktime file that will be burned on a dvd (just as a qt file) to be screened from a computer over a dlp. when i exported it at 'current settings' everything looks good (Except the framerate issue) and it's 2 mins at about 750 mb. so I just need to cut and paste the sequence into a timeline with different settings? do you know what those settings are since i converted it to apple pro res in compressor? considering what we pay for this software and gear, it astonishes me that this is so complicated... Thanks!


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Bill Davis
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 17, 2010 at 8:39:21 pm

If you still have the card with the original footage, there's a new update to the Canon firmware that does the ProRes 422 encode faster and simpler.

You should check that out. It avoides some of the problems associated with multi-step transcoding.



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Brad DeCecco
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 17, 2010 at 8:49:35 pm

i can just put the footage into the camera on the card and it will convert it? thought it encodes it upon capture?


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Chris Tompkins
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 18, 2010 at 12:26:26 pm

So you're making a data disc then? Putting the .mov file on there to transport somewhere else.
NOT a DVD disc that plays in a DVD player?

Your clips in the browser are @ 30fps.

Create a new sequence and go into the settings (CMD 0) and make sure your sequence matches your clips b/4 putting them into the sequence.

You can copy your edited version from the 23.98 timeline and paste them into the new 30p sequence.

Output a movie -current settings - self contained and you're good to go.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta


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Brad DeCecco
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 18, 2010 at 4:43:21 pm

awesome, thanks! what is "CMD 0"? And do you know what it should be set to for the sequence? 1080 30p or pro res or..?


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Chris Tompkins
Re: 5D Mark II footage in FCP - I'm lost. Simple Question
on Mar 19, 2010 at 1:22:10 pm

"CMD 0" is the keyboard shortcut for sequence settings. Zero not the letter ohh...



Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta


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