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david mayer
Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 11, 2013 at 1:36:56 pm

I edited a project after making a critical mistake - I converted the DSLR footage to Pro Res 422 in Compressor but did not convert the HDV footage to 422 - I did a log and capture directly from the HDV camera.

Result: The HDV footage has severe motion trail on the DVD.

To fix this, I converted the HDV footage to Pro Res 422 using compressor,
same thing I did with the DSLR footage. I then reconnected the media after
copying and pasting the sequence into a new one with the new
Pro Res sequence settings.

(The original sequence settings were for HDV - the fixed sequence settings
are for Pro Res 422.)

It doesn't work. The motion trail is still there.

I can fix the entire motion trail problem by editing the project again
with the converted Pro Res media in a timeline with the new,
correct sequence settings. Starting over.

But is there any way to:
1. Open a new sequence with the new, correct Pro Res sequence settings
2. Copy and paste all the edits into it from the old sequence
3. Reconnect media to the converted, Pro Res media

and have it work?
(so I don't have to edit the project again)

Thanks,
Dave

iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB
OS 10.6.8
Final Cut Pro 7.0


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Shane Ross
Re: Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:30:10 pm

[david mayer] " I edited a project after making a critical mistake - I converted the DSLR footage to Pro Res 422 in Compressor but did not convert the HDV footage to 422 - I did a log and capture directly from the HDV camera."

That's not a critical mistake. Not even a mistake. You can mix ProRes and HDV fine, as long as they are in a ProRes timeline. I've done this myself. Works fine.

[david mayer] "It doesn't work. The motion trail is still there."

What "motion trail?" Can you post a link to video showing this issue?

[david mayer] "I can fix the entire motion trail problem by editing the project again
with the converted Pro Res media in a timeline with the new,
correct sequence settings. Starting over."


OH....THAT'S what you mean by critical. But...that's odd. I've mixed those formats fine. And this is fine if you cut in the new footage, but relinking still has trails? Hmmm...seems like an odd error in FCP itself, not the footage.

If you made the new sequence, put the cut into it and reconnected to the NEW prores footage, and it still has issues, I think over-cutting (replacing the bad footage) by hand might be the best way to go. It might be quicker to do than test something, post here, we offer a temp solution that you try and it doesn't work...

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david mayer
Re: Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:34:14 pm

By motion trail I mean a stutter effect - image follows itself - repeats - makes you
a little dizzy to watch it. The borders are not solid. Are you suggesting just edit the
project again with the newly converted Pro Res footage?

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OS 10.6.8
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Shane Ross
Re: Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:51:18 pm

That is odd...never witness that personally. Does it look fine frame by frame, or still stuttery? And the new footage looks fine if you directly import, but if you relink, this stutteryness hits it?

And yes, I by "over-cut" I mean manually cut in the new footage on top of the old, bad footage. If other options fail.

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Alan Okey
Re: Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 12, 2013 at 1:26:57 am

[david mayer] "By motion trail I mean a stutter effect - image follows itself - repeats - makes you
a little dizzy to watch it."


Sounds like classic field order mismatch. Try putting a "shift fields" filter on the stuttering footage (which shifts the footage up or down one field) and see if that fixes it.


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david mayer
Re: Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 14, 2013 at 2:28:14 pm

also known as deinterlace?
seems to be working!

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Alan Okey
Re: Copy, Paste and Reconnect Media in Final Cut 7
on Nov 14, 2013 at 4:47:56 pm

No, not the same thing as deinterlace. Shift fields is a filter that should be under the Video category. It shifts footage up or down one line (field) to ensure proper field order in interlaced footage. NTSC-HD 1080i video should be upper field first. If it is somehow brought in or misinterpreted as lower field first, the effect you described is the result.


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