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Todd VanSlyck
Chaning SD timeline to HD
on Sep 6, 2011 at 8:36:52 pm

I've got a yearly project that I work on for my employer that slowly evolves over time (shot updates, gfx). I've been shooting HD for 3 years now with the Sony EX1. Prior to that, everything was SD, tape based. I've been updating an SD timeline with HD clips by dropping the HD (1080) clips onto the timeline and scaling them UP to 50%, which effectively makes them 4x3 by cropping off the sides.
I'm at the point to where I'm ready to make the timelines fully HD. To do it, I created a new HD timeline and copied the specs (such as frames size, pixel aspect ratio, field dominance and compressor settings) over to the SD timeline. I though I could then simply scale the clips up to 100 percent and I've got a fully HD timeline.

The problem is when I do this, the HD clips are slightly squished vertically so they don't fully fill the HD space from top to bottom. The only way to make them fit is to manually adjust each clip. There's gotta be an easier way to change these timelines without having to basically rebuild from scratch, isn't there? Please?

Todd

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OS Version 10.6.6
Final Cut Pro Studio 2
After Effects CS4
Photoshop CS3
Cinema 4d r12
Sony EX-1


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Chaning SD timeline to HD
on Sep 6, 2011 at 8:40:27 pm

Make certain the distort parameter in the Motion tab is set at zero.


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Todd VanSlyck
Re: Chaning SD timeline to HD
on Sep 6, 2011 at 8:43:10 pm

Wow, that did it, thanks a ton!
You just saved my hind-end hours of work.
Long live the cow (and you too)

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Photoshop CS3
Cinema 4d r12
Sony EX-1


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Chaning SD timeline to HD
on Sep 6, 2011 at 8:45:12 pm

If there are bunch of clips to do in a timeline, you can also do the following: highlight the clips, right-click on one, find Remove Attributes>Motion.
You'll remove all the motion attributes at once... which could be a good or a bad thing.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Todd VanSlyck
Re: Chaning SD timeline to HD
on Sep 6, 2011 at 8:47:38 pm

I was just doing the copy and paste attributes which works great. I paste the "Basic Motion" and "Distort" attributes and it works great

Mac G5 2x2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
OS Version 10.6.6
Final Cut Pro Studio 2
After Effects CS4
Photoshop CS3
Cinema 4d r12
Sony EX-1


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