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cherryl Villaflores
superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 12, 2011 at 3:11:11 pm

i've been having trouble superimposing the text layer on my video since i started upgrading my fcp to version 7. the simple text i created using fcp looks jagged or worse, it does appear like an opaque image even when i try to render it. please help how i'm supposed to solve this issue. thanks


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Steve Eisen
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 12, 2011 at 4:24:56 pm

I'm betting you are viewing this from your computer monitor. You are not seeing full quality.

Also, FCP text editor is not the best. Use Boris, Live Type or Motion for your titles.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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cherryl Villaflores
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 12, 2011 at 4:55:22 pm

thanks steven... i've always used the text editor for simple task like subtitling. I tried to isolate the problem by using another sequence format. it worked perfectly well. Now, I'm guessing it could be the codec i'm using for footage shot on 7D


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Steve Eisen
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 12, 2011 at 5:52:16 pm

Make sure you are transcoding your h.264 footage from the 7D to ProRes before editing.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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cherryl Villaflores
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 13, 2011 at 3:21:12 am

Thanks, Steve! Transcoding to ProRes would definitely compress the files. Are you suggesting this for the offline editing purpose only?


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Steve Eisen
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 13, 2011 at 1:43:05 pm

That has been covered a million times on this forum. It is asked at least ten times a day.

H.264 is the compressed file. ProRes is your editing codec.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 13, 2011 at 2:35:38 pm

Actually, the files are really really compressed as h.264 - going to prores permits FCP to behave far better and gives you more breathing room for graphics/generators/motion files.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer
Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC
Avid & Color Videos Vasst.com
Compressor Essentials Lynda.com


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 13, 2011 at 2:36:28 pm

I should add - yes, you're recompressing existing compressed material; but because the bitrate of ProRes 422 is wide enough, it won't add significant damage to the h.264 footage.

Best,

Jeff G

Apple Master Trainer
Avid Cert. Instructor DS/MC
Avid & Color Videos Vasst.com
Compressor Essentials Lynda.com


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cherryl Villaflores
Re: superimposing text on fcp 7
on Feb 13, 2011 at 3:27:15 pm

ok.big thanks for your help...really appreciate it :)


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