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I am gettimng "tearing" on verticals in a clip treated with Smooth Cam when I create QT movie (H264). Where SmoothCam hasn't been used i don't have the problem. The tearing is only evident on the exported QT file, not in the FCP canvas so unsure where exactly the problem lies. Any help gratefully received. Thanks, Peter

Solved by Meg The Dog on Feb 3, 2013 1:05 PM Solved

Well, I am not sure what your workflow was to ingest the source camera clips into the system. But the two screen shots you posted indicated an interlaced source on an interlaced timeline.


25p is progressive. Some video cameras will record a supposed "progressive appearing" image, but in an interlaced format.


Do you know what the original camera was, and what the settings were on the camera when the clips werre made?


How where those clips taken off the camera media and ingested into FCP?



Reply by Meg The Dog on Jan 27, 2013 1:41 PM Helpful

In FCP, set the canvas scale to 100% and look at the scene you have applied smoothcam to. Do you see the same thing as the exported QuickTime?

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Click on a source clip in the FCP Browser, and once selected type Command + 9 to see the item properties for the clip. Either report those properties, or take a screen shot of the properties and post that here.


Next. click anywhere on your sequence timeline, and then type Command + 0 {zero} to see the Sequence Settings. Either report those settings here or take a screen shot and post that screen shot here.



Reply by Michael Grenadier on Jan 28, 2013 8:26 AM Helpful

also, motion will do a much better job.  Just select the clip in your timeline and control click and "send to motion."  You then apply the stabilize behavior to the clip and mark tracking points. If you need help with this, post back.

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