10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2013 10:45 PM by ponggo
ponggo Level 1 Level 1

hi everyone!

 

we are creating an animation sequence based from flash and is to be imported to fcp 7.

 

we are exporting via a png sequence so that it will be of the highest quality when i import it into fcp.

 

my question is...

 

we did a trial export from fcp and it seems that the quality is way below the sharpness of the png sequence that

we imported.

 

how should i set it up? is it in the export settings that is wrong?

 

btw, we are going to do 1920 x 1080

 

and it is going to be uploaded to youtube (1)

high quality output for the client on dvd (2)

 

 

thanks!


Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Russ H Level 7 Level 7
    expertise.quicktime
    Quicktime

    ponggo wrote:

     

     

    we did a trial export from fcp and it seems that the quality is way below the sharpness of the png sequence that

    we imported.

     

    how should i set it up? is it in the export settings that is wrong?

     

     

     

    I assume you've read this?

     

    Whatever your settings, you will end up with output that has a lot fewer pixels than you started with…just the nature of video. This is especially the case with MPEG2 DVD compression. (If you want higher quality for disk playback, you'll need Blu Ray.)

     

    Set up your project, 1080P, Pro Res 422 (or PR HQ) sequence settings.

     

    Export current setings Quick Time (not QT Conversion).

     

    Use Compressor to encode for YT and for DVD, using the presets. (If you want 1080 size in YT, you'll need to change the resolution in the Geometry tab.)

     

    Good luck.

     

    Russ

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    thanks!

     

    that helped a lot.

     

    got another question. in scenes with fast motion. there seems to be a dragging shadow. how do you cure this? 

    i tried using pro res 422 hq 24p, 48khz

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 11.11.53 AM.jpg

     

    hi everyone, this is what i mean, you can clearly see the ghosting part. this was done in 24 fps and i can't figure out how you can fix this.

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.video
    Video

    In FCP, click on the source clip in your FCP Browser and, once selected, type Command + 9 to see the item properties for the clip. Either report those properties, or post a screen shot.

     

    Next, click anywhere on your FCP timeline, and type Command + 0 {zero} to see your sequence settings. Either report those settings, or post a screen shot.

     

    Also, if possible, open your exported clip in QuickTime Player 7 (not QuickTime X) and when it is open, go to the menu Window > Show Movie Inspector and either report what the inspector says, or post a screen shot.

     

    MtD

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 12.12.46 PM.jpg

    the sources are thousands of png files exported from flash

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 12.14.49 PM.jpg

    tried exporting using that setting... still nothing...

     

    gonna put it in youtube and give a dvd to client too.

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    Screen shot 2013-03-22 at 12.36.57 PM.jpg

    just in case this is useful, the screen caps of the png files.

     

    thanks

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    i tried re exporting at 23.98 but it is still the same...

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.video
    Video

    And there is a unique png for each of the 24 frames per second? Are you doing any speed adjustment on the timeline?

     

    MtD

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    yup. its a unique png sequence and no adjustment in the timeline was done

  • ponggo Level 1 Level 1

    anyone?