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Robert Selfe
Codec's & formats a witches brew
on Mar 16, 2015 at 9:55:22 pm

I'm editing with a mix of formats i.e.. Hi8 PAL 720x576i (.mov), DV PAL 720x576i (.mov), AVCHD NTSC 1080i, iPhone 1080p NTSC. I'm using the latest FCPX & Premiere 2014. I'm trying to do a multi split frame sequence. In Premiere I'm using a 1080p sequence and dragging in a Hi8 (720x576i) clip. The clip comes into the timeline fine and I can edit it into the split screen without any problems and everything looks fine. When I drag to the timeline the clip comes in at the correct proportional size (576), so I am only scaling down and the image quality is very good. In FCPX using the same parameters as above the Hi8 clip comes into the timeline upscaled to 1080 rather than 576 and the quality is terrible and even worse when I scale down to fit the split screen box. Is this a problem with FCPX not being able to bring in the correct clip size (576) when the project timeline is 1920 x 1080. I can't find anywhere to force the clip to not upscale. Any help much appreciated.


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Codec's & formats a witches brew
on Mar 17, 2015 at 2:01:47 am

In FCPX check the Spacial Conform settings. By default FCPX scales the clip to fit the frame but you can set it to "none" and use the clip at it's native size. See if that gives you the result you're after.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
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Robert Selfe
Re: Codec's & formats a witches brew
on Mar 17, 2015 at 11:23:32 am

Thanks Jeff, that worked in stoping the upscaling. But,.... I'm using Hawaiki Auto Split (fxFactory). In Premiere when I select a clip to add a split frame, the frame matches the sequence setting; ie.1/3 of 1920x1080. In FCPX doing the same thing the split frame is placed proportional to 720x576. ????


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Jeff Kirkland
Re: Codec's & formats a witches brew
on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:52:15 pm

I don't know about that one. That sounds like something to take up with the Hawaiki guys.

Jeff Kirkland | Video Producer | Southern Creative Media | Melbourne Australia
http://www.southerncreative.com.au | G+: http://gplus.to/jeffkirkland | Twitter: @jeffkirkland


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Robert Selfe
Re: Codec's & formats a witches brew
on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:11:32 pm

OK, thanks for your time Jeff, much appreciated. Robert


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