ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS: Forum Expressions Tutorials Creative Cloud

Quality Loss from AE into FCP

COW Forums : Adobe After Effects

<< PREVIOUS   •   FAQ   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
Elayne Lake
Quality Loss from AE into FCP
on Jun 3, 2011 at 7:51:43 pm

I rendered out an animation in After Effects and it looks crisp and clean. Then, I imported it into Final Cut and it looks fine (as fine as can be in FCP's viewer). But when I exported my Final Cut project, the After Effects file / movie looks blurry and terrible!

What have I done wrong?!
Is it a problem with an After Effects setting or Final Cut?

Any help is much appreciated! Thank you in advance :)


Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: Quality Loss from AE into FCP
on Jun 3, 2011 at 9:06:41 pm

Elayne, we'd need a lot more information in order to help you.

What are your sequence settings in FCP? What are your comp settings in AE? What were your render settings and output module settings in AE?

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


Return to posts index

Elayne Lake
Re: Quality Loss from AE into FCP
on Jun 3, 2011 at 9:39:58 pm

My sequence settings in Final Cut are:
NTSC 720x480 NTSC DV 3:2
Compressor is DV / DVCPRO - NTSC

In After Effects it's:
NTSC DV Widescreen 720 x 480 px
Frame rate 29.97

I'm a newbie here so all of this is frame rate / preset talk is a whole new language to me...

Thank you for your help !!


Return to posts index


Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Re: Quality Loss from AE into FCP
on Jun 4, 2011 at 9:05:54 am

DV is a delivery/playback codec. When working in AE try to keep stuff uncompressed. Render out using an Animation (QuickTime)codec or PNG or still sequence like TGA or TIFF.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist


Return to posts index

Walter Soyka
Re: Quality Loss from AE into FCP
on Jun 6, 2011 at 1:10:44 pm

With FCP, you can work in ProRes sequences, and render directly to ProRes from After Effects. It's far kinder to graphics than DV, runs in real-time, and you can avoid the gamma shift you might get with the FCP and the Animation codec.

Walter Soyka
Principal & Designer at Keen Live
Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
RenderBreak Blog - What I'm thinking when my workstation's thinking
Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events


Return to posts index

<< PREVIOUS   •   VIEW ALL   •   PRINT   •   NEXT >>
© 2017 CreativeCOW.net All Rights Reserved
[TOP]