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Native HDV Jittery Images in Self Contained Movies

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Marc Griffin Calculating status...
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Oct 16, 2007 10:49 AM

I am having problems with HDV footage captured in native HDV 1080i60

When we output footage as Quicktime Self-Contained Movies the result is very JITTERY images.

Whereas when we print to video directly from the timeline, there is no such jittery effect.

We are thinking that it may be a conform problem with the keyframes in self-contained movies.

Any idea why this is occurring?


Marc Griffin
iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Captain Mench Level 6 Level 6 (13,805 points)
    Is the only other difference that you watch one on the computer monitor and the other on a TV monitor?

    Computer monitors don't handle interlaced very well... try making the self-contained movie 100% and see if that clears it up a bit.

    AppleTV - 4 iPods - MacPro 3ghz 2gig x1900, Mac OS X (10.4.10), and my kids have no shoes -- but Major now!!
  • Kjell-o Calculating status...
    I'm having a very similar problem. Here's what I did.

    1.) Edit my awesome HDV shot and HDV edited project.
    2.) Export as a self-contained movie to transfer to another workstation for printing to video
    3.) On other system open self-contained video in FCP and "print to video."

    The process completed successfully, but when played back from tape, the footage is jittery. The self contained movie itself plays back fine in quicktime. I was wondering if it has to do with the compression of frames and what fcp does in the conforming process. Would ticking the checkbox "recompress all frames" fix this problem? I have not yet tried that as everything requires rendering. And even on a G5 quad it takes 25+ minutes to render / conform the video.

    G5 PowerMac Quad 2.5ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.10), 4gb ram, 2tb (internal and external), FCS2


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