I've got this thing to edit. Was hoping to do it quickly - shoot one take and export it but wound up having to use multiple takes. The lights were moved from take to take so that I had to do color grading in FCP 7. Some of the backgrounds are significantly lighter than they were before.
When I export I get strange, hieroglyph-looking artifacts in some of the white spaces in *some* of the shots. Maybe 5 % of them.
I have messed with processing maximum white and with motion-filtering quality in the sequence settings.
I don't even know how to describe what I'm seeing so I've posted some pictures 6767_screengrabs.jpg.zip
>H.264, 1280 x 720
>Final Cut Pro 7.0
1280 X 720 HDTV 720p (16:9)
Pixel Aspect Ratio HD (960 X 720)
Editing Timebase: 30
Apple ProRes 422(HQ)
ProRes 422(HQ) at different sizes/ratios
Can anyone tell me what I must do to eliminate this distracting noise? By the way there is a brightness/contrast filter on the shots. The noise in the exports actually seems to get worse as the brightness decreases.
Whoops, I'm sorry! I have been working on this for so long and been through so many steps -- Of course I should have mentioned that I did indeed convert the H.264 footage to ProRes and then edited it in ProRes sequences. What could be causing this mess??