Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2012 9:49 AM (in response to Russ H)
Yes I did use the optical flow setting. Should I expect to see the image soften after I apply it? Maybe I am expecting too much but I am just trying to get the best result.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2012 10:32 AM (in response to tacbob)
What kind of footage are you editing and are you judging it after export from Motion or within Motion?
I don't have Twixtor but a lot of folks love it, It's pricey but there is a demo if you want to compare vs Motion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to Russ H)
Depending on how much you are slowing things down, you may be expecting too much. If you are slowing more than 50%, the program has to fabricate intermediate frames from thin air.
If you want to work outside of FCP/FCS, there is always AfterEffects.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to Russ H)
It is footage of people walking (wedding) so it is not high speed. I am judging it from within Motion, just a before and after applying the timing difference/optical flow. I guess I should be looking at the end result and not in Motion.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2012 9:07 PM (in response to tacbob)
I'm late to the party but somehow I ended up here. I'm reteaching myself this now. I remember Captain Mench had a solution for this on the ProVideoCoalition site at one point for taking 60i footage and conforming to 24p using Shake. The key element was Optical Flow, Motion uses OF as you know. But I've just been doing a bunch of tests all night with some 60p (59.94) that we shot last week. The CrumplePop tut is the one I've been following for Motion 4 and some random youtube stuff using Time Warp for AE tests. The consensus seems to be each technique, including Twixtor, has limitations depending on the footage. AE better in one instance, Motion/Shake/Boris Red in another, Twixtor generally better than everything but still with flaws. Let alone the other factors like did you shoot 60p to begin with? Was the shutter 1/60 or 1/1600? Other great tidbits like this slomo conversion chart and this other Motion tut, 3 steps and bang! I gotta go to sleep, hope this helps.
Forgot this guy, of course he has some great tips from his friend on using Twixtor.