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Broadcast Safe Filter Question

704 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2012 10:54 AM by Adam Scoffield RSS
Neil Whittey Calculating status...
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Jul 27, 2011 5:05 PM

Prepping my first FCPX commercial. Tried the Broadcast safe filter on a compound clip. When looking at the scopes immediately after applying the filter, it showed it controlling levels just fine. After rendering, I played the clip and it now exceeds corect levels on the scopes. Anyone else having a problem with this filter? Can it be applied to a compound clip? I was hoping to apply the filter to the compound clip instead of having to go through every title, shot, art element, etc.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Jeaux Level 2 Level 2 (160 points)
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    Jul 27, 2011 7:24 PM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    I just applied the Broadcast Safe filter to a clip and the luma levels in the waveform scope held after render. I'll experiment some more...

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Jul 29, 2011 10:02 AM (in response to Neil Whittey)

    Yes and yes.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,630 points)
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    Jul 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.

  • Adam Scoffield Level 4 Level 4 (2,835 points)
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    Oct 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




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