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David Phillips3 Calculating status...
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Feb 11, 2013 7:03 AM

i've a jpeg 1,259x1,912

put in fcp send to color send back to fcp & export as tiff still (720x480).

it looks compressed.

how do I get it 1:1?

macbpro, fcp7 g drive, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to David Phillips3)

    try explaining what you're trying to do?  What's your end use?  And what do you mean by "compressed?"  Distorted? "Excessively visually compressed - compression artifacts?"

     

    If it's distorted when it's viewed on a computer screen, it's probably cause 720x480 is rectangular pixels, while computer displays use square pixels.  FCP automatically displays rectangular pixels correctly.  Try resizing the exported still to 640x480

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:43 AM (in response to David Phillips3)

    yup, that's the problem and resizing should fix it.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to David Phillips3)

    Was it displaying properly within fcp?

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to David Phillips3)

    If you send me the exported file, I"ll take a quick look and see if there's anything obvious.

     

    my email is mgrenadier@gmail.com

  • darbypsnm Level 3 Level 3 (720 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 8:26 AM (in response to David Phillips3)

    The unique dimension of the jpg will never fill a 720x480 window unless you crop or scale the top and bottom outside of the viewable canvas.


    Think of it as trying to fit a rectangle into a square(presuming your 720x480 sequences is 4x3). Unless you shrink it it will never fit. You can scale it up to hide all black but you will have to sacrifice some of the image to do this.

  • Michael Grenadier Level 6 Level 6 (19,810 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 2:09 PM (in response to Michael Grenadier)

    Try this,  doubleclick on the image in the timeline before you send to color and go to the motion tab and reset the distort aspect ratio to zero.  Should fix it.  I think you probably need to do this before you send to color, but I'm not sure. 

  • Studio X Level 7 Level 7 (26,840 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to David Phillips3)

    Material sent to Color should have all distort, motion, time remap or whatever stuff removed. It also should be in the program's standard video format - aka ProRes. Color is not a stills grading app. Best to use Photoshop for that.

     

    This is all noted in the Fine Manual's section: "Before you export your final cut pro project". A good simple read that usually solved 90% of the problems people had with Color.

     

    best,

     

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