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David Fortin
1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
on Nov 9, 2016 at 12:06:07 pm

Footage shot 1920x1080.
The video is going to be used online, so I'll send it to VIMEO at 1280x720.
Need to "zoom in" on a lot of the footage.
In FCP7 I could create a 1280x720 timeline, drop the 1920x1080 footage in and it would be "scaled down" to fit the timeline. I could "zoom in" to the footage and not be over 100% of the native file size.
How do I accomplish this in FXPX 10.2.3?

I create a 1280x720 project.
Drop the 1920x1080 clip on the timeline.
But the 1920x1080 clip fits and the 1280x720 timeline and the clip's transform properties are at 100%.

Thanks,
David


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Joe Marler
Re: 1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
on Nov 9, 2016 at 2:13:21 pm

No matter what the project properties are, the final export will have full access to the native media resolution. E.g, you can drop a 4k clip into a 720p timeline, zoom way in, and the full resolution will be present.

In fact there are advantages to editing on a lower-res timeline since the intermediate render files are smaller, hence faster to generate. With FCPX this does not lock you in to that lower resolution for final output. There is also the built-in proxy mode which accomplishes something similar, but you can use both proxy and a lower-res timeline yet still have full res for final export. E.g, I often edit 4k in a 1080p project, plus use proxy mode, yet can zoom way in and FCPX will automatically harness the original 4k resolution for final output. You just have to get used to not visually seeing that detail during the edit phase.


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Kannan Raghavan
Re: 1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
on Nov 9, 2016 at 2:40:53 pm

In the inspector, go to spatial conform and change from fit to none.

Kannan Raghavan
The Big Toad Films Pte. Ltd.


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Eric Santiago
Re: 1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
on Nov 9, 2016 at 3:12:24 pm

You can also keyframe transform.

Love doing that with RED footy in a HD timeline.


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David Fortin
Re: 1920x1080 media in 1280x720 project?
on Nov 9, 2016 at 3:18:44 pm

Thank you everyone.
Just took a walk, and told my wife that FCPX was probably doing it in the background already.

Thanks for the confirmation!

David


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