Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Describe your workflow; what your fcp6 sequence settings are, how you export it and how you treat it in compressor.
I've had very good results with deinterlacing in compressor making sure I change the deinterlacing setting in the frame controls panel to best.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 1:38 AM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I use the log and transfer to capture the footage from the camera, I have used a number of different combinations of setting for the set final cut pro and the same for when exporting. Trying different setting to get a perfect result. I have used compressor which got rid on the interlacing but introduced pixelation.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 2:20 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Do you have a preferred workflow that I could try out? I can only export via FCP then put it in compressor, for some reason I export via compressor.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 3:30 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Import your footage using log and transfer, select AVCHD/Pro Res from the drop down menu (little gear wheel top right). In a new sequence drop one of your clips onto the timeline and when you get the message asking if you want the sequence settings to match the clip settings click "yes".
Edit your footage, render and export quicktime movie with "current settings", take that into compressor and use whatever settings you need. By the way, you didn't say what your final delivery is. DVD? web?
When you say FCP doesn't show interlacing, zoom your canvas to over 100% and see if you see it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to David Mclaine)
Thank you for your reply. I shall try this out and get back to you.
My final delivery will be DVD. I have not zoomed over the canvas so I shall take a look.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 3:44 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
If your delivery is DVD I would leave the footage interlaced.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 3:51 AM (in response to David Mclaine)
Well I have tested interlaced footage I have managed to get before and the DVD didnt delinterlace the footage. The footage might also be used for web upload. I'd rather it deinterlaced.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 3:54 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
If you played the DVD on your Mac, it would show the interlacing but if the DVD is to be played on a TV it would look fine as Tv's deinterlace on the fly as it were.
You could also ,of course, make two versions.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 4:01 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Then I would take Michaels advice and take a look at your settings in Compressor, downconverting from HD to SD can yield problems.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Thank you for pointing out the fact that the footage is interlaced when it is the final cut. I didn't even think about enlarging it to have a look closer.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 6:53 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Do you export from final cut using file: export: quicktime movie (not quicktime conversion) using current settings? That's the way you should be doing it.
Then bring the resulting file into compressor and apply the appropriate dvd preset. You should customize this preset in the frame controls panel setting deinterlace and resizing to best. You can mark an in and out in the preview window to do a short test.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 4:01 AM (in response to Michael Grenadier)
I am exporting using quicktime movie. The footage is mo lomnger interlaced but has got some pixlation which I have no idea how to get rid of it.
I am currently trying different variations using compressor to solve the problem like you first said.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to SDC Tech)
Just to review
What are your sequence settings?
And when you export a quicktime movie using current settings, you see pixelation in this quicktime? How are you viewing this quicktime? If you bring this movie back into fcp, do you see the pixilation?