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Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X

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ffpdbt12 Calculating status...
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Apr 26, 2012 12:48 PM

I am brand new to FCP X, and am trying to use photos that I have in Aperture.  When I bring the photos to the timeline, they are much smaller files that the files I have in Aperture.  How can I get the full version into my project in FCP?

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 2:25 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)

    Try -> Inspector -> Spatial conform : normal (or fill)

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 26, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)

    In APERTURE go to -> Preferences -> Appearance -> and change the resolution of your pictures (ask for something like 1920px)

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 27, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to ffpdbt12)

    Weirdo. I have v 3.2.3...

    But it should be in your version too... In Preferences. Check it out carefully.

  • Michigan One Fly Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2012 4:49 AM (in response to ffpdbt12)

    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.

     

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  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 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 !

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,605 points)
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    Apr 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.

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 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. 

     

    Swichie2

  • switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Apr 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 :-)

    Sw2

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