8222 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jun 14, 2010 12:46 PM by Actingbiz1
I want to get good clear 720p video out of the footage,
Then you need to record your video with a camera that works in that format. The big brother to the DVX (HVX-200a) does a very nice job with 720p24. And, you can record 24p directly to the P2 card so there is no pull down to worry about.
If you can't do that, look for someone with a Kona LHi/3 to do the uprez in hardware.
Many feel Quicktime X is not ready for primetime. There are no preferences. Many of the features that professionals use are currently not in Quicktime X. It will likely soon evolve into something better but for right now, many professional users of FCS 3 prefer to use Quicktime 7.
When you installed or upgraded and got Quicktime X, Quicktime Pro 7 should have been placed in your Utilities folder.
I have it in my dock so I can drag movies to the dock icon and see them play.
Configure the Quicktime 7 prefs as outlined above and see if your exported Quicktime movies resemble the appearance they had in FCP.
in Final Cut the footage looks almost HD< but by the time I export it to quicktime, it looks grainy and too digitized. </div>
This may help that.
I have found the best settings for any user using the Panasonic DVX AG-100b shooting with 24pA
These settings get rid of issues like Pulldown Cadence Errors, Dropped Frames, Horrible Quality, and so on.
TAB: "Timeline Options"
Starting Timecode: "Drop Frame" Option should be unchecked
TAB: "Playback Control"
Video Quality: Dynamic
Frame Rate: Full or Dynamic
Pulldown Pattern: 2:3:3:2
Gamma Correction: Accurate
Frame Offset: 4
Record: Full Quality
(I have all options checked except "Play Base Layer Only")
EASY SETUP (CUSTOM)
Sequence Preset: DV NTSC 48kHz - 23.98
Capture Preset: DV NTSC 48 kHz Advanced (2:3:3:2) Pulldown Removal
Device Control Preset: FireWire NTSC NDF
Tab: Sequence Presets
Edit: DV NTSC 48kHz - 23.98
Aspect Ratio: NTSC DV (3:2)
Anamorphic 16:9 CHECKED (If you shot with widescreen)
Editing Timebase: 23.98fps
Timecode Rate: Same as Editing Timebase
QuickTime Video Settings
DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Compression Type: DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Frames Per Second: Custom 23.976
Scan Mode: Progressive
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Settings: Leave alone
TAB: Video Processing:
I have this set to Render ALL YUV material, but you can set that to your preference.
Now back to AV settings under tha CAPTURE PRESETS tab:
Edit/Duplicate DV NTSC 48kHz Advanced (2:3:3:2) Pulldown
Frame Size: NTSC DV (3:2) Anamorphic 16:9 CHECKED
Digitizer; DV Video
Compressor DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
QuickTime Audio Settings:
Device: DV Audio
Input: First 2 Channels (If that's what you used)
Format 48.000 kHz 16-bit 2-chan
(Don't change this unless you know for a fact another setting woks, b/c the DVX doesn't go higher than that setting)
Capture Card Support Simultaneous Play Through and Capture (CHECKED)
Remove Advanced Pulldown and/or Duplicate Frames from FireWire sources (CHECKED)
High-Quality Video Play Through (UNCHECKED)
Back to AV Settings under the Device Control Presets tab:
Edit FireWire NTSC NDF
Protocol: Apple FireWire
Time Source: DV Time
Frame Rate: 29.97
Default Timecode: Non-Drop Frame
I changed my Pre-roll to 2 seconds.
And when you're done editing, EXPORT USING COMPRESSOR and find the best settings.
Hope this helped. Wish I had this when I was figuring out how to do this.
My advice, SAVE ALL OF THESE to an easy setup and copy this post just incase you lose the settings.