Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Tom - I´m only seeing this problem in FCPX when I import the file there.
You are right its normaly upper field first - but they usually work with DVCPPRO 50 which is lower field first and they want me to
I shoot in XDCAM 720P50 and downconvert and re-interlace to ProRes SD.
Will post a link to a short sample here.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 12:43 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
here is a link to a short sample file (12sec)
When I import this file into FCPX the playback is skipping frames and its giving me interlace problems. It looks very choppy. Tried on 4 different FCPX systems - looks the same. No problem with AVID and Premiere. The TV station also has no problem with it. Not sure if you can see it that easily in the viewer, but its clearly visible when monitored on a broadcast monitor.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 2:30 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Thanks Tom for taking the time to check it out.
This thing really keeps me puzzled.
I did a few more tests with my wifes new Imac. It has no i/O card connected. The clip plays fine in the viewer there.
On my system with the Matrox card connected I can no longer see the problem in the viewer as well - but its still visible on the broadcast monitor.
So I played around with the field order of the clip inside FCPX. I changed it to "upper field" and the typical problems of a wrong field order showed up on the monitor. When I changed it back to "lower (even) fields" though the clip was suddenly displayed correctly and without issues!
I tried to replicate it with another clip which gave me troubles before and changed the field order in the information window back and forth and it now also displays correctly.
Looks like there must be a problem with the I/O driver inside FCPX or something. With this workaround I can at least show it to the client correctly inside FCPX without having to open it in another NLE...
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 2:54 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)
Tom Wolsky wrote:
If I remember rightly PAL is supposed to be upper field first.
I don't get this comment?
All PAL SD I've worked with is lower.
Is there something with FCP X I'm not understanding?