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Johan Windh
Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 20, 2012 at 9:59:32 am

Hi,

I am currently working on a project with material exported from FCP to Color, back to FCP, then to AE and finally back to FCP again.

The workflow:

The footage is shot with SONY EX1 (XDCAM HD) and first cut natively. Then copied to a new sequence which is ProRes HQ 422 with 10-bit rendering. This is exported and graded in Color and re-imported, exported as QT to AE.

I work in AE as ProRes and export again, LossLess and ProRes.

Here´s the problem. When I look at my AE clips in the Viewer they look good. When I place them in the timeline again they are a bit lower Res. than in the Viewer..


Can someone give me some input on this?

Is the workflow optimal?


Any help is appreciated!

Regards,

Johan


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Rafael Amador
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:40:20 pm

[Johan Windh] "The footage is shot with SONY EX1 (XDCAM HD) and first cut natively. Then copied to a new sequence which is ProRes HQ 422 with 10-bit rendering. This is exported and graded in Color and re-imported, exported as QT to AE."
you could skip the step of copying the EX-1 sequence and putting it on a ProresHQ sequence to be sent to Color. You don't win nothing this way. Just send to Color the EX-1 sequence and render to Prores HQ in Color.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Dave LaRonde
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 20, 2012 at 11:15:11 pm

Is this footage at 1080? I suspect a field order mistake made in AE... as in you didn't render upper field first.

Dave LaRonde
Former Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Johan Windh
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 21, 2012 at 8:10:44 am

Hi guys. OK thanks for the export-tip.

Yep, it´s 1080p. I´ll check out the field-order. Thanks!



/J


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Johan Windh
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 21, 2012 at 8:23:41 am

OK, I just checked the Render settings in AE. The field order is set to None, just as the clips themselves are.

Again, when looking at my AE-clip straight in the Viewer in FCP, I get the full res. When I drag it into the timeline (and render if necessary) the clip is in lower res.

The ones straight from Color looks good, both in Viewer and in Timeline.


/J


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Johan Windh
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 21, 2012 at 8:39:29 am

Btw, I tried to render one with Field Order set to upper, just to check, but unfortunately, the same result.


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Johan Windh
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 22, 2012 at 9:01:42 am

Going for a little bump here, since I am convinced that someone could help me figure this one out. Could be a small step I missed somewhere.

Kind Regards,

Johan


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Johan Windh
Re: Clip OK in Viewer, Lower Res in Timeline
on Nov 22, 2012 at 4:02:43 pm

Well I sortof solved it myself, by simply adding a new sequence for the new material. When I drag it down I let FCP do the setup when prompted.

The clips are now in its original res. but the reason why this happened in the first place remains a question.

Kind Regards,

Johan


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