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Joel Thiessen
Strange outlines!!
on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:18:04 pm

Hi, i've just noticed a strange outline effect that has been going on in my time line. It seems that the border of some clips make a black edge, which is emphasized when the edge if feathered! Also in the same sequence when I move a text it creates another (but different) outline around the text.

My sequence setting is H.264 if that makes a difference.
I need some advice!!

Notice the black line just to the left of her?


This is the same object with a feathered edge.


And the weird text thing!


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:33:05 pm

Crop it out.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Joel Thiessen
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 6:12:26 am

It wont work to crop it out. The black line is the cropped image. If you crop it the line just moves with the edge of the crop.


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Joel Thiessen
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 6:57:16 am

It seems like it affects White Color Solids more than others...


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Rafael Amador
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 2:01:26 pm

H264 shouldn't imported to FC, but if its works is OK.
What you shouldn't do is to render H264 stuff, with all these effects on top, on a H264 time-line.
Change the sequence codec to Prores or whatever.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Joel Thiessen
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 6:58:05 pm

So when editing a clip that is in H.264 what are the ideal sequence and output settings?


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 7:14:42 pm

Don't edit H.264 files.
Convert before import or Transcode on ingest.

.h264 is an acquisition and delivery format only and not made for editing.

Chris Tompkins
Video Atlanta LLC


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Joel Thiessen
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 7:20:30 pm

So if I am given H.264 files i should convert them totally before they hit the timeline? What is the fastest way of going about this?


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John VonMutius
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 8:46:57 pm

Batch transcode using Compressor. Use one of the ProRes presets (422 or 422 LT, audio pass-through), save yourself some trouble. You can do a quick-and-dirty cut in h.264, but as you can see working with it in any depth is just impossible. And don't bother trying to use ProRes HQ - even ProRes 422 is usually overkill, because you're not going to add quality to h.264, it is what it is.

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Joel Thiessen
Re: Strange outlines!!
on Mar 4, 2011 at 8:55:04 pm

Ah guys! Thanks so much, this is a breakthrough!

You learn something everyday!


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