searched archive assuming this question must have come up a zillion times but could only find the other way around (FCP>AE)
So here;s my problem: I am working on a 1080 25p project and exported files from AE in the right settings.
In FCP the file doesn't play back properly even if all settings are right.
Do the files that you rendered in AE match the settings of your sequence in FCP?
What are the settings of the rendered files, and the sequence? (include codec)
What do you mean by "not play back properly"?
(If the files stutter on playback, maybe your drives are too slow to play back the files)
Thanks, Steve and sorry..that wasn't very precise.
The clip staggers and plays back at about 5-10 fps , but only the AE one, all the other native HDV clips play back fine, so I doubt that its a ram issue.
Copied exact settings from FCP Sequence, HDV PAL 1080 25p, with upper field first.
(AE recognized this and automatically interpreted is this way)
So you used AE to render an HDV clip which you then dropped into FCP?
Try importing the "bad" AE clip and a "good" clip back into AE and check their settings. Tell me if they match. I suspect that the AE-rendered clip may have the right frame size and rate, but not the right codec. Let us know what you get -- do the clip characteristics match exactly?
(and I didn't mean that RAM was an issue -- I meant that the hard drive might not be fast enough to play back a high-res non-HDV-compressed 1080 PAL clip)