6 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 7:25 AM by Moosha
Moosha Level 1 (100 points)

I'm placing a supplied 3D rendering video file in FCPX and when I export the footage it doesn't move as smoothly as the original footage. It seems a bit more jittery. I was supplied with both Apple ProRes 422 HQ and a full Animation format and they both export the same. Any idea why this is happening?

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,600 points)

    Please give complete specs of your media and your project properties.

  • Moosha Level 1 (100 points)

    I good the footage looking closer to the original by doing the following.


    The project was originally 1920x1080 24p and I changed it to 30p by dropping the provided media in a new project created using "Set based on first video clip".


    The media provided is 1) Apple Pro Res 422 HQ 1920x1080 (1888 x 1062) FPS 30 data rate 175.32 mbit/s. 2) Animation format 1920 x 1080 FPS 30 Data Rate: 870.75 mbit/s. Same subject just different codecs.

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,600 points)

    Those aren't video frame rates. Open your HQ media in the QuickTime player and post a screen shot of the movie inspector.

  • Moosha Level 1 (100 points)

    Here is the screen shot.



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,600 points)

    A 30fps project is what you need to use. It's unfortunate that the media was created at this frame rate and not the video standard. It means interacting with camera shot video, if that's necessary, can be a problem. Converting from 30fps to 29.97 or vice versa is a very difficult conversion to do well. Cameras do not shoot 30fps.

  • Moosha Level 1 (100 points)

    The footage was supplied by a 3D animation studio we use. They can provide me with whatever format I require. In the future what should I ask for exactly to make it easier to edit in FCPX?

    Here is a screen grab of the "hi-res" render file they also supplied me with.


    Screen Shot 2013-02-04 at 10.23.56 AM.png