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Daniel Spagnoli
Auto Reading Interlaced settings wrong
on Sep 24, 2009 at 8:23:35 pm

Does FCP guess interlace settings by size/pixel aspect?

as a test I exported 2 high motion clips D1 pixel 720x486 from After effects one as progressive and the other interlaced (lower field dominance).

I put them into FCP and FCP says they both have lower field dominance.

I put them both into a progressive sequence (leaving them both at lower fields, same resolution and pixel aspect) and rendered it out. both looked like your typical interlaced...not bad but not good.

i changed the one that was progressive to no fields settings in FCP and it looked like the original when i rendered it out again.

Basically my question is how does FCP "guess" your footage, and are there any settings to make it guess "non-interlaced" before guessing interlaced (i deal mostly with progressive After Effects exports d1 pixel)? I know how to eyeball interlaced, but its annoying having to change every clip to No Fields after import (and i like efficacy)

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John Fishback
Re: Auto Reading Interlaced settings wrong
on Sep 27, 2009 at 7:42:51 pm

FCP's file parameter analysis is often wrong. Check this out


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