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FCE-HD export settings for slideshow

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oldpiefke Calculating status...
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Dec 2, 2012 7:51 AM

Hey dear specialists,

I need to have a help for the export settings for a slideshow

 

I am using FCE-HD 4.01 on either MacBookPro with Mountain Lion or on my old G5 with 10.6

 

Input are slides in JPEG with 15MByte Pixel.

As soon as I am using transition of a picture the result in export in all setting I can choose from FCE, which I found out is very bad, because picture has the interlacing effects at the borders

 

What can I change to get a good result

 

Thanks in advance for the feedbacks

 

Best regards

FJ

 

N.b.:  screenshot abstract >>>> see right hand video linesscreenshot abstract FCE slideshow export result 20121202.jpg

PowerMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 2, 2012 5:43 PM (in response to oldpiefke)

    What is your easy setup? In another of your threads, I suggested a 720p sequence.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 10:00 AM (in response to oldpiefke)

    My projects have been generally been done in FCP7 and are typically 720P Pro Res.  But I have done slide show projects in FCE using the AIC codec in 720P sequences  and they have gone well.

     

    Yes, you use 720P HDV-AIC Easy Setup. Export using Quick Time Movie (NOT QT Conversion). Your raggedy edges look like interlacing. Using a progressive sequence should eliminate it.

     

    Also, your project will go a lot easier if you reduce the size of your stills to no more than 2X the resolution of your sequence (1440 px).

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 1:47 PM (in response to oldpiefke)

    Not exactly what we were after. Did you create a new sequence after changing the Easy Set-up?  Please control click on the sequence icon in the browser, choose Item Properties and post a screen shot.

     

    Once your image problem is solved we still need to overcome one obstacle. I completely overlooked the info that said your location is Germany.

     

    FCE doesn't have a PAL version of 720P. So we end up with a frmae rate of 29.97 instead of 25.

     

    You should be able to covert the frame rate either at export using  QT conversion or by converting in MPEG Streamclip.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 6:56 PM (in response to oldpiefke)

    Ok. Glad the frame rate can be ignored.

     

    We're actually still not in the progressive sequence I think we need to be in for best image quality.

     

    In the Easy Setups list, choose 720P hdv-Apple Intermediate Codec.

     

    Then start a new sequence.

     

    I think the main problrm is the interlaced sequence. If the ssequence is progressive, that is good, and the field dominance should be NONE/

     

    Try that, Thanks.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 5:54 AM (in response to oldpiefke)

    Happy to hear that you're making process.

     

    Here is a screenshot of the test project I've been referring to. It is an expanded view of the browser, which I got from scrolling to the right. Notice that I have two sequences. One is 720P and the field dominance is NONE; ie, it's a progressive sequence. The other sequence is DV NTSC and its field dominance is LOWER; it is an interlaced sequence.

     

    Screen shot 2012-12-04 at 8.35.45 AM.png

     

    BTW, my version of FCE is 3.5 and there are some differences between the way it works and the way 4.0 works. But I think those differences are mainly that v4 has improved importing as well as more flexibility in setting up Timelines. I doubt the Browsers are any different.

     

    Russ

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 9:53 AM (in response to oldpiefke)

    oldpiefke wrote:

     

    Looking on the time, it seems, that you have 24h days :-))

     

    Traveling…multple time zones.

  • Russ H Level 6 Level 6 (12,945 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to oldpiefke)

    oldpiefke wrote:

     

     

    Apple told me now to installe FinalCutPro. Any experience with it from your side vs FCE?

     

    You're installing FCP X?

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