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  • no realtime playback of stills in the timeline

  • Tom Ma

    December 28, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Very basic question:

    I am trying to playback a .jpg images in the timeline but I get the red bar and they must be rendered.
    I have used FCP in the past, and know that I can get RT playback with something as simple as a few .jpg stills. The .jpg’s are not extremely large either,

    I need to work at 864 x 486, progressive. Is that the problem? (Do I need to work at a certain frame size)
    On the RT tab there are no settings. Anything I attempt, I get the red bar.

    I am on Snow Leopard, Quad Core Intel with a fast RAID and 8GB RAM (system is not the issue)

    any help would be appreciated, I need to get a rough cut out ASAP!!

  • Richard Harrington

    December 28, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Stick with an actual preset and standard video size. Look for a widescreen preset and choose that. Preferably prores or 8bit

    Also avoid JPEG. EVIL. convert with image processor in Ps. See cow podcast library.

    Richard M. Harrington, PMP

    Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques

  • Tom Ma

    December 28, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    yup, it seems that FCP wants a standard frame size, even if it is LARGER than what I am needing.
    Thanks, this seems to be working.

  • Michael Sacci

    December 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Make sure you are working with an Anamorphic timeline, that is what 864 x 486 square would convert to.

  • Anthony Bari Jr.

    January 4, 2011 at 1:52 am

    You can also, make a slideshow in iphoto and export to a QT conversion
    Use Preview(Generic Image preview app)
    open all images> select all images in the sidebar, then choose under Tools menu>adjust size by pixels
    type in your frame size. (leave at 72 DPI)

    Save all (only if you back up the originals, this will change the original file sizes)

    Save as: is one by one.

    Apple Certified Instructor (Final Cut Pro 7)
    “Semper Fi USMC”

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