Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 2:41 PM (in response to switchie2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to ffpdbt12)
How are you bringing the photos in?
If you are using the browser in FCPX it uses the priews from Aperture. The settings in Aperture's preferences for preview detrermines the resolution of the photos in used in FCPX. I set mine to 2560 x 2560. This allows for cropping and zooming in FCP. See below.
You don't get (or want ) the full image resolution brought in. Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 4:57 AM (in response to Michigan One Fly)
Ooops, Michigan One Fly is right !
I said In APERTURE go to -> Preferences -> Appearance
but he's right, it's in -> Preferences -> Preview
Sorry ! I wasn't in front of the App !
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 5:39 AM (in response to Michigan One Fly)
I guess the real question to be asked on feedback to Apple is why is FCP using the preview file from Aperture and not the origina JPEG or RAW file, which it should be able to do.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)
I spent a couple of hours at my local Apple store yesterday, and it appears that this might be a flaw in the Final Cut program. We tried a number of things, and it looks as if I may have to do a workaround until Apple changes this in the program. I have one more expert that I will be talking to tomorrow evening, and maybe he will have an answer. Thank you Tom, Switchie2, and Michigan One Fly. I'll let you know if there is a solution, to my now clearer question.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 4:19 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)
Why see so many experts ? Why look for a workaround ?
You have two solutions that are both working fine :
(1). You can import the pictures using the browser inside FCPX. But in this case be aware that you import the pictures at the resolution that is set for the "previews" inside the preferences in Aperture (set them at a minimum of 1920 px and MORE if you intend to use the Ken Burns Effect. That's what both Michigan one Fly and I suggested.
(2). Or you can select the ones you need (inside Aperture) and EXPORT them from Aperture to your desktop (at the resolution you chose when you export them) and then import them into your FCPX EVENT as any other clip or jpg.
Both solutions are just 2 clics away ! You do not need an expert from Apple !
Start working. Don't worry. Both solutions are working fine.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to switchie2)
These do work - that is what I was refering to as a workaround. I had hoped that using the Photo Browser within FCP would work - but it doesn't preserve the files at a decent size.
The other ways do indeed work, and I thank you and Michigan Fly for your help.
May the Force be with you.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)
But it DOES authorise the files at a "decent size" !
But you first have to set the size you want in Aperture (preferences -> previews).
Set it big (1920 or more) and they'll be imported big (1920 or more) in the photo browser.
You're the one who sets the size or the previews ! (but it'll be set for everything : FCPX, Keynote etc)
YOU chosee the "decent" size you want to work with :-)