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Doug Syraws
25fps MKV converted to ProRes exporting blurry clips with speed adjustment
on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:39:27 pm

I've generally always been able to find solutions to my problems here on Creative Cow however this problem has forced me to register, hah!

I was given screen record .mkv footage to edit a video. I converted this to an mp4 in Perian, and then to ProRes in compressor. My sequence settings in FCP7 are matched to the clip.

Sequence Settings: https://gyazo.com/c73af4616054499ce8bc15e9091448c7
Clip Properties: https://gyazo.com/96bf819485ea52ea77d83836b89c090a
Video Example of the issue (first clip is fine, second clip which has a speed of 150% is fuzzy looking):





Any of my clips that are sped up or include opacity changes export blurry/fuzzy. I've tried exporting with various iterations of Sequence settings, playing with the Field Dominance tab, and cannot get clean footage to export throughout.

This thread was the most similar thing I could find, however adjust the field dominance still doesn't solve my blurry footage issue. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/blurry-horizontal-lines-on-exported-fin...

Any help appreciated.

- Doug


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Doug Straws
Re: 25fps MKV converted to ProRes exporting blurry clips with speed adjustment
on Aug 27, 2015 at 10:59:02 pm

So I fixed the issue. I converted the .mkv footage to 30 fps. Then to mp4, then to ProRes. For some reason this fixed the export issues I was having, despite the footage being recorded as 25 fps. I think there may have been a discrepancy between FCP reading the footage as 25 fps. Not sure.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: 25fps MKV converted to ProRes exporting blurry clips with speed adjustment
on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:09:48 pm

Why do the clip properties show this as interlaced? Was it recorded interlaced originally? I doubt it.

And I think FCP's the wrong tool for the job. It likes standard horizontal & vertical resolutions... and 1364x728 isn't even close to standard!

I'd use Motion (or After Effects) for a job like this. You can make it standard resolution , fix that weird interlacing deal, scale & position the clip to fit nicely, and do what you need to do to it.

I'd also consider starting over from scratch with transcoding. You're adding two different generations of compression, which isn't doing your image any favors. Start by making the highest-quality clip possible in Perian. Bring it into Motion. Do your voodoo.

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


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Doug Straws
Re: 25fps MKV converted to ProRes exporting blurry clips with speed adjustment
on Aug 27, 2015 at 11:33:29 pm

Thanks Dave. An excellent workflow I never thought of. Client recorded the footage themselves at the odd resolution on a Windows machine so it was all I had to work with. If it were up to me I'd screen recorded in QT and avoided this whole mess in the first place!

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