4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 11, 2005 10:01 AM by lea
lea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
We did some painted animation on After Effects, save them as TIF sequences and want to import them into FCP. Does anyone has any tips on how to do that?

It seems that saving them as tif sequence it will preserve more quality when importing them into the movie (live-action) in FCP or AVID, etc.

Thanks!

Imac G5, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
  • 1. Re: how to import tif sequences into FCP
    David S. Level 7 Level 7 (20,630 points)
    You can open them as an image sequence in the QT pro player and export them that way
  • 2. Re: how to import tif sequences into FCP
    lea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I know... and also I could have saved them as a quicktime movie straight from after effects. The reason I decided not, is that I was told that the tiff files in sequence would have better quality (including when using blending upper and lower fields) when importing them into a final composition at the professional studio, where we will put the image and the sound together.

    The professionals that recomended me that use AE in PCs, them they go to a editing facility and import all the tif sequences (usually they use AVID) into their videos. I wanted to do this in our FCP and go to the editing facility with all the image ready.

    I thought that FCP could import image sequences. I do not know if it would make any difference just having all in quick time.

    Any tips anyone?
  • 3. Re: how to import tif sequences into FCP
    (Steve G) Level 4 Level 4 (1,650 points)
    If they are named sequentially (image001,image002, etc.)Create a sequence. Set your still image duration in your user prefs then drag the tiffs into the browser and drop into the insert box that appears...

    +S
  • 4. Re: how to import tif sequences into FCP
    lea Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    one more thing... some images on the tiff sequence file would have alpha channel...