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ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • 1. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

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

  • 2. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your reply.  I tried that, and it did fill the frame, which will be very useful on this project. 

     

    The problem I am having is that in Aperture the photos are failry big, for example, in Aperture one image is 1.66 MB

     

    Screen Shot 2012-04-26 at 3.37.00 PM.png

    but when I see it in FCP it is a small file size, 49.6 KB:

    Screen Shot 2012-04-26 at 3.37.45 PM.png

     

    Any ideas?

  • 3. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

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

  • 4. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm headed out the door, but will try this when I get back.  Thank you.

  • 5. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My version of Aperture doesn't have a place to change the resolution of the picture.  Thank you for your ideas.

  • 6. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Weirdo. I have v 3.2.3...

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

  • 7. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    Michigan One Fly Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)

    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.

     

    Screen shot 2012-04-28 at 7.42.17 AM.png

  • 8. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    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 !

  • 9. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    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.

  • 10. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes - this is indeed the question. Thank you.

  • 11. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • 12. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    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

  • 13. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    ffpdbt12 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • 14. Re: Using Photos from Aperture in FCP X
    switchie2 Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    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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