FCPX is great at slo mo without any plugins .. yes Twixtor is good but the faster your camera can shoot (fps) the better .. I use the re-timing setting and set video quality to Optical Flow. The results are stunning !
There are loads of Tutorial on YouTube but it is a cinch .. have a look at this one it is quite good ..
When I use the GoPro Hero2, I always use MPEG streamclip to make sure my video is actually 60 fps. Then you need to run the video file through Cinema Tools to convert it to 60fps. Takes some time.
If I want really slow motion, I change the settings on the GoPro to 120fps and run it through the above mentioned programs.
Hope that helps.
Does Cinema Tools come with FCPX? ...
no need for Cinema Tools when FCPX is in use.
its ReTime feature does same,
see an example, shot with a 40$ Kodak Z1 60p
original is real-time, conform speed is 'Cinema Tools'-effect aka ReTime of FCPX, in a 25fps Project:
the final sequence is retimed/conformed + 10% speed = ~700fps-wannabe
Optical Flow limits are noticeable: roation (watch the ball) is beyond OF's skills, and too high angular-speed: the foreground player wobbles, the ones in the background do not.
so, if you do work with a super short shutter speed (1/1000th), and 60p, keeping the picture stable (tripod) and action not close = Optical Flow is fine.
... as most demoes of Twixtor fullfill the same parameter.- plus, I was allowed to 'play' with it on some After Effects machine => far from intuitive! That seperation of bg/fg is promising and would avoid wobble, but I wasn't able to create what I want.- me stupid, wallet too small = I live with Optical flow!
… My Sony handy cam shoots only 1080i, and can I use this video for slow motion?
you can use any video for slowmo - but how does it look like?
I gave up using interlaced quite a while ago - too many issues.
Never tried, just assumption: interlaced could cause 'jitter'.
or, any slowmo applied automatically deinterlaces first (as iMovie does) - never tested it.
or, you manually deinterlace first, JES Deinterlacer does a superb job, offering diff. options.-
just try and test and judge yourself - it has to please YOU!
Thanks for this info. I understood by your statement: 'any slowmo applied automatically deinterlaces first (as iMovie does) - never tested it.' that deinterlacing gets done automatically whenever slow motion is applied. If so, why should deinterlacing be done manually?
Yeah, I will try slowmo out whenever a need arises in my projects.
… why should deinterlacing be done manually?
please quote the whole sentence ...
I listed TWO optional assumptions - maybe #1 or maybe #2.
in iMovie, material gets deinterlaced automatically.
if FCPX does so on ReTime? - I don't know.
and I can not test it, 'vause I don't have interlaced material here ..........