5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 6:08 AM by Russ H
Roger Villarreal Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

I am having some trouble when adding video transitions (cross dissolve). Anytime I add a transition, I get a visual flash right after the transition, it's almost like a jump in the footage. When I remove the transition there is no jump, what gives? It seems to be happening quite often, in fact all the time now.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks


Power Mac G5 dual 2 ghz (late 2005), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 3 gig Ram 500 gig HD, 1 TB Ext HD
  • 1. Re: Final Cut Pro 6 Transition Problem
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,225 points)

    What format are your clips? And your sequence settings? Does all the time mean within a single project or multiple projects?

     

    Russ

  • 2. Re: Final Cut Pro 6 Transition Problem
    Roger Villarreal Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Russ H wrote:

     

    What format are your clips? And your sequence settings? Does all the time mean within a single project or multiple projects?

    most of my clips are .mov files: Some coming from my canon gl2 (due to importing problems with my Mac and camera) I am forced to import through my pc laptop, using "AVHS import program" which converts video to .mov files. Some of my files have been Iphone files also. My sequence settings are: "DV NTSC 48khz. This problems seems to be occuring on all projects. Hope that helps.

  • 3. Re: Final Cut Pro 6 Transition Problem
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,225 points)

    I don't know about AVHS Import, but adding that layer in the process might be suspect. BTW, no reason you shouldn't be able to import the DV files using a FW connection into either  FCP or iMovie.

     

    As for the iPhone, which shoots Mp4s, I would use either MPG STreamclip or Compressor to convert them to QT files.

     

    FCP will work fine with DV but if you are mixing MP4 and DV, I'd suggest converting both to Pro Res.

     

    WHy not try a short, challenging test with PR to see whether the problem goes away? First convert a couple of clips, Drop them into a Time Line. When it asks you whether you want the sequence settings to match the clips' settings. say yes.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • 4. Re: Final Cut Pro 6 Transition Problem
    Roger Villarreal Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)

    Russ H wrote:

     

    BTW, no reason you shouldn't be able to import the DV files using a FW connection into either  FCP or iMovie.

     

    Hey Russ thanks for the quick response, I think my whole problem stems from not being able to import using FW connection in the first place. You see, I notice about a year ago that upon importing using "log and capture" that the program would freeze up. I got various suggestions to the problem, all of which didn't help out. Thus, is why I'm using a pc program to capture. I just basically gave up and chalked it up to my Mac being outdated.

     

     

    Russ H wrote:

     

    FCP will work fine with DV but if you are mixing MP4 and DV, I'd suggest converting both to Pro Res.

     

    Russ

     

    Hey Russ, How do I convert to Pro Res

  • 5. Re: Final Cut Pro 6 Transition Problem
    Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (14,225 points)

    Roger Villarreal wrote:

     

    Hey Russ, How do I convert to Pro Res

     

    You can convert in either Compressor or MPEG Streamclip

     

    I was wrong about iPhone video being mp4. I just checked mine and it's QT movie. But it's h.264 and does need to be converted.

     

    However, there is no reason that your G5 shouldn't be able to capture DV from the GL2. Back when I shot quite a bit on the GL1 and it captured without problems. Try capturing directly to your boot drive with no other FW devices connected. Later you can move it to a media drive for editing. Your Easy Setup should be DV NTSC Firewire Basic.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ