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Question: SLO-MO Movies Airdropped from iPhone X

Hi,


I transfer a lot of movies from my iPhone 7 and iPhone X to final cut pro via Airdrop.


Not all of the movies are SLO-MO, and I am wondering if there is a way for me to tell by looking looking at their thumbnail within FCPX which of the movies are "normal", and which are SLO-MO. If I can't figure that out just from viewing the thumbnail, is there another easy and quick way?


Thanks.....

MacBook Pro TouchBar and Touch ID, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3), Radeon Pro 460; Intel HD 530

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No, that’s not what I mean. I don’t mean Slomo selection in the canera.


In iOS Sertings, there is a setting for Camera. In the canera settings there is an option to select how to record slomo. Depending on the phone the options are 120 or 240fps. How is that set?


I am pretty sure you are losing correct slomo my using AirDrop. Proper slomo will display an indicator on the icon in the browser. Also, check the extended inspector to confirm the frame rate. The QuickTime player should not show 30 for real slomo.

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Mar 10, 2018 1:23 PM in response to Patrick Murphy In response to Patrick Murphy

Hi,


I made some new slo-mo videos this morning, using an iPhone X, transferred them to my Mac via Airdrop, started FCPX and then imported one of the slo-mo videos. I don't see anything on the FCPX screen that tells me it is a slow-motion video. I'm missing something or looking in the wrong spot. I've uploaded a photo so you can see what I am looking at.....


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Mar 10, 2018 3:56 PM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

HI,


Here is the specs from the QuickTime Player. Also included a screenshot of the movie's information from the iPhone. To me, the latter photo, the screenshot, shows the movie is a slot-mo movie when it is on the phone. And, on the iPhone, the duration of the film is shown as 13 seconds, but it takes about 40 seconds to play. User uploaded file


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Mar 10, 2018 7:48 PM in response to Tom Wolsky In response to Tom Wolsky

Hi,


Yes, I have the phone set for slomo – by "set for slomo" I mean slomo is what I have chosen from the choices on the iPhone when making a video.


However, I was not shooting in HEVC, but I changed the settings to HEVC and have had the same results. I thought it was possible that Airdrop was changing the settings, but felt uncertain about it. Now, it seems more likely me that Airdrop is converting files on the fly when transferring files from iPhones to a Mac.


I can make adjustments within FCPX, but I was hoping for some sort of reliable visual indicator on the file's thumbnails that would show me it was a slomo movie, as that would make my video editing a lot faster. Oh well, I can live with it. Thanks so much for your help. You have helped me in the past and I have a lot of respect for your opinion.

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Mar 11, 2018 11:08 PM in response to Patrick Murphy In response to Patrick Murphy

No, that’s not what I mean. I don’t mean Slomo selection in the canera.


In iOS Sertings, there is a setting for Camera. In the canera settings there is an option to select how to record slomo. Depending on the phone the options are 120 or 240fps. How is that set?


I am pretty sure you are losing correct slomo my using AirDrop. Proper slomo will display an indicator on the icon in the browser. Also, check the extended inspector to confirm the frame rate. The QuickTime player should not show 30 for real slomo.

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Mar 11, 2018 12:54 AM in response to Patrick Murphy In response to Patrick Murphy

The movie Inspector from Quicktime Player says 30fps, so clearly this is not slomo.

I agree with Tom that probably this is the result of Airdrop.

You may need to use the Lightning cable to import the clips in their original form.

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Mar 11, 2018 11:12 PM in response to Luis Sequeira1 In response to Luis Sequeira1

Yea...I guess I'll have to use a cable. I'm not too excited about that. It really slows me down. Too bad about airdrop....I use Airdrop many times every day, but for some reason I didn't realize that the slomo video wasn't making it to my Mac. Maybe there is another way other than cable. That would be great!

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Mar 12, 2018 10:07 PM in response to Patrick Murphy In response to Patrick Murphy

Greetings....


Well, I don't know why this didn't occur to me earlier … like maybe a week or so ago … but I just tried using the photo app to transfer the video and it did it fine. Frame rate for the transferred file is the same as the original file, 120 fps.


The circle on the video's thumbnail that indicates the video is slo-mo is there in the screenshot I took from Final Cut Pro X. I didn't know about that circle until Tom Wolsky mentioned it early in this discussion, but after he mentioned it I kept looking for it. See the photo I've attached for the video's thumbnail with the circle in it . It's toward the bottom.


So, the good news is that I don't have to use a cable. I just wish that the slo-motion would be preserved when transferring the file via Airdrop. That would be best.


Thank you so much for all of your help with this. I really appreciate you being there for questions and problems such as this one. I mean that.


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