Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)
Just tried the filter on a single title that exceeds levels. When you apply the filter and skim over the title or play it, the levels are down. But after it renders, the levels are right back where they were.
Anyone have any experience with this filter? Any special instructions?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 6:57 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)
Adjusted levels manually on all titles, elements, etc. When you skim over them or click on the clip to make the adjustments, the scopes look fine. But when you actually play the clips, the levels all show the original over-level condition on the scopes as if they had not been changed. Not sure what to believe. Is this "normal" operation???
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 12:46 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Thanks, Tom (have one of your books in my library somewhere).
But, does it work for you???
Have you seen the problems described above? For me, it is inconsistent. Sometimes the scopes reflect the lower settings but other times during playback they show the original levels. I know in FCP7 the scopes didn't work in realtime, but I thought in X t hey were supposed to.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 1:10 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)
I have not seen the problems described, but it may be dependent on the media. I've been using HDV and ProRes at the moment. If you're color correcting I would recommend you work with optimized media.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 4:51 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Thanks, Tom. Using optimized media. Commercial is an SD timeline/project and contains mostly composited png's against a generator background (dark grey), titles, and a short segment of HD in ProRes. If I pause the playback, the luma, for example, shows well within limits. When I hit the play, it exceeds limits. I've restarted FCPX numerous times and nothing seems to clear up the issue.
I just created a new test project in 1080, added a short HD clip (1080) in ProRes, adjusted the luma peaks down in the scopes to safe levels (<100). Prior to it rerendering, when I play it back, the scopes look good and hold the changes. After rendering, the scopes hold the new settings when skimming or stopped, but when played, they show the original peaks (+100). Clean clip. Clean, new timeline and project. Simple exposure highlight adjust.
Not sure why it is doing this and yours works fine. Wish anyone else who might be using scopes could comment on their results.
Thanks again for your feedback. Don't know whether it makes me feel better knowing yours works!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 2, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to Neil Whittey)
I have been having the same problems as you report. I can help you with one aspect. Go to preferences and in the Playback pane make sure the Playback quality is set to High Quality. This should stop the jumps in the scopes when playing and when still.
However i still get the situation where I adjust values and they look fine, until the sequence renders and they jump back to their orginal values.
My other problem at the moment is that the Broadcast filter in FCPX does not produce the same results as the one in FCP7. Or maybe the scopes are showing something different. Not sure what yet. But the same ProRes 422 HQ 1920x 1080 file that has some chroma issues is fixed by the filter in fCP7 but not by FCPX. I had a rather labourious workflow that involved Motion, FCPX, FCP7 then Compressor.
Need to do more research