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Dan McGuire
B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 20, 2011 at 2:09:47 pm

This is more a general edit question -
I think it would make life much easier in the edit room to be able to consult a "contact sheet" of a particular reel - one 8.5x11 sheet that contains stills from a particular reel of footage - 1.5 inch thumbnails - perhaps 30 on a page - screen captured every 60 seconds or so, which would give me, at a glance, an idea of what is on the reel.

Quicktime allows me to output an image sequence at one shot per second, but I need to output roughly one frame per minute. Then I will bring the stills into Iphoto and create a contact sheet. Is there an easy way to do this?

Thanks in advance.
DMCG


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Rafael Amador
Re: B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 20, 2011 at 2:20:37 pm

[Dan McGuire] "Quicktime allows me to output an image sequence at one shot per second, but I need to output roughly one frame per minute"
If you speed up the clip a 1800% (1440% if the footage is 24fps or 1500% if PAL) before exporting the still sequence, you get an still per minute.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Dan McGuire
Re: B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 20, 2011 at 2:39:42 pm

It works, but the images are weird - interlaced? It seems to be a double exposure of 2-3 frames, so they are very blurred.

Tried to output them as jpegs and tiffs, but same results.

thanks
DAN


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 20, 2011 at 2:44:53 pm

Turn off "frame blending" when adjusting the speed (command-j).


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Rafael Amador
Re: B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 21, 2011 at 4:31:30 am

[Dan McGuire] "It works, but the images are weird - interlaced? It seems to be a double exposure of 2-3 frames, so they are very blurred"
If the footage is Interlaced, of course the stills will show the interlacing.
You may nest the speeded-up clip , drop an de-interlacer and set the sequence to NONE.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Steve Eisen
Re: B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 20, 2011 at 3:38:29 pm

View Browser items as large thumbnails and fill your screen (you can also set the poster frame). Use Grab to take a picture of your screen.

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


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Mark Raudonis
Re: B-roll contact sheet for each reel
on Feb 20, 2011 at 6:10:48 pm

Or get "CATdv". There's a forum for it here on the cow.

I keep one screen open in CATdv, and the other with FCP. I can search the whole universe of
my media MUCH easier than I could in FCP. (Thumbnails and all).

Try it. You'll see.

Mark



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