Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to Russ H)
The only difference in the sequence setting is that the first sequence shows filmstrip under thumbnail display. I changed the other sequences to match the first and nothing changed. When I changed the canvas to "Fit to Window" the image on goes to 55% of the screen on the pasted footage. The "Load Sequence Preset is the same for all sequences. Yet the footages from Sequence 1 are fine. Is there anything else I should look for?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 6:00 PM (in response to Russ H)
Okay, I have checked the frame sizes. Some of them are the same (those shot with the same camera) and some are not. Yet even those shot with the same camera are different when pasted into the 1st sequence. The image appears stretched.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 22, 2012 6:46 PM (in response to Kennbu)
I have done some further analysis.
There are difference in the vid rate (Sequence 1 -29.97, Sequence 59.94)
Also differences in the Compressor (Motion JPEG vs Apple Intermediate Codec vs. H.264)
Is there a way to rectify or is it too late?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 4:30 AM (in response to Kennbu)
Lots of moving parts, but never say never. From what you indicate in your last post, at least part of the material is HD.
You want to do at least two things: get everything into a single editing ceodec (AIC), and conform the clips/sequences to a common frame rate. Same frame size would be nice, but not as important as the codec and rate.
I think your best approach would be to choose the format (size and frame rate) that the majority of your movie was shot in and create a new project and an AIC sequence with those settings. Then you could export your four finished sequences, conform as necessary and reimport them into your project as clips. You would finish and export as QT, current settings (AIC) and you'd have a movie file that could be re-purposed for DVD, the Web, projection, mobile, etc.
If you are able to buy ($49) and learn Compressor, it can do this very well. If you intend to do these sort of projects fairly often, the tool would be worth the investment of $ and time.
The other way would be to export using Quick Time Conversion.
Of course, there's always the option of starting all over and re-importing the footage…
It's been a while since I worked with FCE, amd perhaps someone else will chime in and point out some options that I'm over-looking.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 6:34 PM (in response to Russ H)
I have been agonizing over this as you can imagine. I can't count the hours spent cominfg this point in this project. In the mean time, I have tried to just copy and paste them into a new project but the clips that were not previously setup in AIC show as very wide and the height is diminished.
So when you say "export your four finished sequences, conform as necessary" , what do you mean by conform as necessary. Do I export them as a .mov? How would I conform them so that the clips do not appear disproportionate?
By the way, I was going to purchase Compressor but it seems that it will only work for FC Pro X.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to Alchroma)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2012 8:45 PM (in response to Alchroma)
Thank you so much for this. I will work on this and see how it turns out. I am a bit concerned that the link above seems to refer to Final Cut Pro and not Final Cut Express so I hope this works.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 8:42 PM (in response to Alchroma)
Okay, it has been suggested that I download Final Cut Pro X and start over. I have downloaded Final Cut Pro X. If I export each of the sequences from Final Cut Express as .mov will FCP X take those .mov files and transcode them so that they all can be joined together in one project so that the differences that existed in Final Cut Express (because of the different Compressor type), will not exist in FCP X?
Please let me know.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 13, 2012 8:59 PM (in response to Kennbu)
Try the FCP X forum.
Here's one that should be helpful: