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david mayer
pixel problem
on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:13:53 pm

I am working with an hour of 16 x 9 SD footage. It's about 13 GB. I ftp'd the footage to my editor - we use the same version of FCP. I sent it to him as a 640 x 360 quicktime movie so I would not have to send a 13 GB file to him. He emails me back the EDL, I open it up and "reconnect media" to my full size media, naturally, not his 640 x 360 .mov file. Now it looks all blown up, zoomed in and blurry - I assume because of the pixel discrepancy. Solution?
Thanks,
Dave

iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB
OS 10.6.2
Final Cut Pro 7.0


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Tom Wolsky
Re: pixel problem
on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:26:23 pm

Please give the exact item properties of the clips you're editing and the exact item properties of the sequence in which you're editing. Select a clip in the Browser and press Cmd-9 or Edit>Item Properties>Format. Select a sequence in the Browser and repeat.

All the best,

Tom

Class on Demand DVDs "Complete Training for FCP7," "Basic Training for FCS" and "Final Cut Express Made Easy"
Author: "Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials" and "Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop"


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david mayer
Re: pixel problem
on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:48:46 pm

Hi Tom,
Original project:
Media: frame size 720 x 480
pixel aspect NTSC - CCIR 601
Sequence: same as media

Project I received from my editor:
Sequence: 720 x 480 and Square

The Media I sent to my editor that
he edited with was: frame size 320 x 180
pixel aspect Square

And then I reconnected to my original media when
I opened up his sequence.

Dave

iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB
OS 10.6.2
Final Cut Pro 7.0


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Tom Wolsky
Re: pixel problem
on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:54:44 pm

How did he edit 320x180 media in a 720x480 sequence? Did he media manage it to make it DV size? Please post screenshots of the item properties of your sequence and the item properties of the media you're reconnecting. If the sequence is 720x480 and the media is the same it should not look as you describe.

All the best,

Tom

Class on Demand DVDs "Complete Training for FCP7," "Basic Training for FCS" and "Final Cut Express Made Easy"
Author: "Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials" and "Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop"


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david mayer
Re: pixel problem
on Jun 9, 2011 at 7:07:53 pm

Tom,
Sorry - more info:
when i opened up his sequence, it was:
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio: HDTV 1080i (16 x 9)
and
Pixel aspect ratio: Square

Now the problem becomes more clear - he edited a small clip
as though it was HD. So I'm not sure why it would have looked OK
to him with those settings.

I tried to embed screen captures I made using Grab,
but those are .TIFF files and not supported. Will have
to find something else.

Thanks again,
Dave

iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB
OS 10.6.2
Final Cut Pro 7.0


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Cody Walters
Re: pixel problem
on Jun 9, 2011 at 6:32:34 pm

I would check in the Motion tab to see if the scale and distortion has changed. Sounds like your scale is more than 100%. If so, you could highlight your clips and remove the distortion and basic motion attributes.

Cody Walters
JW Studio LLC
Houston Video Production
Houston Wedding Videographer

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