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  • FCP7: Hi Res Photo Scans problem

  • Elliot Gaynon

    September 17, 2013 at 11:39 pm


    I am currently working on a project with FCP 7 that holds on very hi res photo scans (mostly TIFF, some JPEGs, approx 800 dpi, huge dimensions, etc.). When I drop my scans into a sequence they appear to be ok in the viewer. After rendering to my sequence’s settings (23.98, 1920X 1080), some of the scans play back with black frames or weird lighting (almost like a rainbow filter effect).

    Is there a work around for this so all hi res scans will play back without black frames or weird lighting? Not all my scans do this, just some of them.

    If i haven’t provided sufficient information, please let me know.

    thanks in advance!

  • Shane Ross

    September 18, 2013 at 1:19 am

    DPI is meaningless in FCP. That’s a print measurement. Pixel dimensions are all that count here, and FCP doesn’t work with anything over 4000 pixels. If these images are larger than that, you need to scale them back…max out at 3800 pixels on any side. Change the DPI to 150 or even 72 (video maxes out at 72) while you are at it…make them more manageable. Duplicate them before you do this, so you have the high res versions of the scans, and the versions that FCP can work with.

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  • John Street

    September 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Also … double check that they’re RGB …

    John Street
    Mac OS 10.6.7, FCS 7.0.3, QT 7.6.6, Mac Pro 2x3GHz Quad-Core, 16GB Ram

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