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George Snow
Final Cut 6
on Jun 7, 2011 at 2:56:48 am

Oh my God I finally got FC6 and I'm still using it the way I used 4.5

But, I have a few problems I hope someone can help me with.

The footage I have is beautiful. When I'm watching it in Quicktime it looks great. When it's in the Canvas it looks a little blurry.

Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong? Is it possibly my preferences or something like that?

Also, when I EXPORT to QT it creates a .mov in widescreen. Which is the way the movie was shot.

When I export to broadband medium it removes the widescreen. I went into size and hit preserve aspect ratio and it still didn't do it.

Any ideas for this poor dumb moron?

Thanks: George

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Steve Eisen
Re: Final Cut 6
on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:32:20 am

[George Snow] "Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?"

Are for real? FCP X could be announced tomorrow! Why didn't you upgrade to FCS 3? Money issues?

You need to properly monitor your video with a broadcast monitor not your computer screen.

My advise, read the manual.

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

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Scott Sheriff
Re: Final Cut 6
on Jun 7, 2011 at 4:53:43 am

[George Snow] "The footage I have is beautiful. When I'm watching it in Quicktime it looks great. When it's in the Canvas it looks a little blurry."

Try watching the canvas at 100%, and not fit to screen, could be part of the problem.

Scott Sheriff

I have a system, it has stuff in it, and stuff hooked to it. I have a camera, it can record stuff. I read the manuals, and know how to use this stuff and lots of other stuff too.
You should be suitably impressed...

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Shane Ross
Re: Final Cut 6
on Jun 7, 2011 at 6:37:21 am

Do you have a render bar above the footage when you drop it into the timeline? Then your sequence and clip settings might not match...

#28 Having to render every clip in the timeline

Shane's Stock Answer #28: When I put a clip in the timline, I have to render it before it will play. Why?

Your clip settings MUST match your timeline settings. If you have DV/NTSC material, you need a DV/NTSC timeline. The frame rate, audio rate and dimensions (4:3, 16:9) all need to match exactly. In Final Cut Pro 6, this is easy, because when you drop a clip into the timeline, it asks if you want to set up the timeline to match the settings of the first clip you drag into it. Click YES and you are ready to go.

However, in FCP 5.1 and earlier, it is a bit trickier.

The most important thing you need to do is properly set up your project from the start, and the best way to do this is to choose a setting from the Easy Setups, located under the Final Cut Pro menu.

Once you do this, you’ll need to create a new sequence. This is because the sequence that is already in your new project is setup for the typical default setting of DV/NTSC, or for the settings of your last project, which might not match what you are currently working with. So delete SEQUENCE 1 and create a new sequence:

This new sequence will contain the settings you chose in the Easy Setup menu, and should match the format you captured.


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George Snow
Re: Final Cut 6
on Jun 8, 2011 at 12:00:37 am

Thanks. I worked out most of it. I'm editing a movie and I have a lot of footage, so working out kinks I never had before is a pain. But, it's coming along.

Thanks again.

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