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Ricardo Spencer
GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:38:46 pm

Hi friends,
I shot a music video with a GoPro 3, 1.920 x 1.440, 47.95fps. The band played twice the speed of the song. Old effect of synced slow.
My question is:
How do I use these files on an 720p fcp sequence? I chose 720p because I will resize the clips all the time.
Help, please.
Thanks a lot,
Ricardo



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Dave LaRonde
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:47:20 pm

Once you've completed log & transfer and conforming, you they should go into the 720p timeline nicely. You'll need to use Cinema Tools to conform COPIES of the clips to 23.976.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ricardo Spencer
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:55:17 pm

Hi Dave,
thanks a lot for your answer.
I already conformed them, then I exported to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). Should I've done it?

And once 1920x1440 is 4:3, how can I get the 16:9 image back without affecting its quality and not getting squeezed?

Thank you!!!

Ricardo



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Dave LaRonde
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:22:43 am

1940x1440 is how gopros shoot 16x9 video: it's anamorphic. FCP defaults to filling the frame with video, so it should stretch out again.

If not you can fix it in the FCP broswer with the anamorphic colum -- just put a check in it... probably for every clip.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Ricardo Spencer
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:33:44 am

Thanks again, Dave!

So, my sequence would be a 1920x1440 anamorphic or 1080x720?

Cause I need to zoom in the GoPros at some points, big, like 140%, resizing the image.

I have MarkIII 720p clips too.

Thanks, Dave.
Ricardo



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Dave LaRonde
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:01:44 pm

I stopped at this response. Let's get out dimensions straight. We should be talking about 1440x1080 anamorphic video going into a 1280x720 FCP timeline.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Shane Ross
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 12:40:15 am

Sorry Dave, the GoPro shoots a large format 4:3...it's an odd one. 1920x1440...I see the confusion. 1440x1080 is anamorphic HD. But 1920x1440...that's 4:3. The only way to make this 16:9 without squeezing is...cropping. Chopping off bit of the top or bottom, or both.

Shane
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Ricardo Spencer
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 1:30:05 am

Thanks, Shane.

So, the big question:
I need the GoPro files in a 16:9 sequence, with an aspect ratio I can zoom in (resize) at some points, without losing quality. A 720p, I guess? So I'd have 1990x1440 to shrink into a smaller aspect.

Am I tripping?

Thanks a lot,
Ricardo



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Shane Ross
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 1:53:03 am

If you want to not lose quality, and zoom in, then yes, 720p is your best bet. FCP 7 isn't the best app for this though..I hate to say. You'll be doing a lot of rendering before you can play back smoothly. Premiere PRo CC is better suited. I use that for all my GoPro stuff.

Shane
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Ricardo Spencer
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:07:14 pm

Thanks a lot, Shane!



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Dave LaRonde
Re: GoPro x FCP - Size and conversion
on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:03:36 pm

Ah. Well, I guess that's to be expected from a $300 camera, albeit a pretty cool one. Thanks for the clarification.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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