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heidi schrodinger
Action safe for all monitors?
on Oct 9, 2012 at 11:26:37 pm

Hello again!

I have finished a 30 min short film and am about to export and burn to disc.
When I was at the sound mixer ( which was a waste of time and money as FCPX does NOT support an export of OMF files for use in Pro tools..... if I had known this I would not have bought and used FCPX- how ridiculous )...anyway, when I was at the sound guys studio, I noticed that my quicktime movie for reference was showing ALL the image on the monitor.
So the edges of the video- under still photos, etc, were still showing up where I thought the outside of the viewing area should be.

Is there something I should be doing on or before output to make sure this doesn't happen?

It is a PAL SD project and I will be exporting with Pro Res 422.

Thanks,
Heidi

'Getting back into making after a long time off'


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Eric Strand
Re: Action safe for all monitors?
on Oct 10, 2012 at 1:56:31 pm

This isn't related to your question per say but in regards to FCPX to Pro Tools, there is a tutorial on Lynda that is just for that. I know it's too late for your current project, but maybe in the future it will help.

http://www.lynda.com/Final-Cut-Pro-tutorials/Audio-Post-Workflow-Final-Cut-...


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heidi schrodinger
Re: Action safe for all monitors?
on Oct 11, 2012 at 12:07:24 am

ooh, thanks for that... will be used in the future no doubt. I was so surprised at this failure by FCPX....really unprofessional. no that I am a professional ;)
as for my other question, I realise now I have misunderstood what action safe actually means. So I had to resize a bunch of images..but no worries, it's done now, film looks great ( and sounds crappy )

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Shane Ross
Re: Action safe for all monitors?
on Oct 11, 2012 at 12:35:25 am

If you can see it in the Canvas, no doubt someone will see it on their TV/monitor. You need to assume that they can see that...because they might be watching a QT file on a computer which shows you EVERYTHING. The TV safe guides are for...well...TVs. And OLD ones too. Tube TVs where there was a lot of plastic overlapping to hold that tube in. Later TVs...HDTVs...have a lot less holding that back, so you can see more of the picture.

I always play it safe, assume people can see everything I see in the canvas. The Safe guides are areas that are GUARANTEED to be seen.

Shane
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heidi schrodinger
Re: Action safe for all monitors?
on Oct 11, 2012 at 2:57:25 am

ThanksShane... this explains it well... I thought it the other way- that action outside would not be seen! Thanks so much,
Heidi

'Getting back into making after a long time off'


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