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  • Moth Man

    May 26, 2006 at 10:21 pm


    I am trying to see how to convert a video footage that I shot on DVX100 in PAL format at 25fps. The conversion I am looking for is the film feel (like a 24fps) but I need the output on PAL so that it can be broadcasted on PAL TV station.

    I have used 8 bit uncompressed injest in FCP 5 and now am looking at various ways to output a ‘close to film feel’. Is there any other way to make the film/video move a bit slower (artistic affect) while it also syncs with the sound?

    I need your help!

  • Jeremy Garchow

    May 26, 2006 at 11:13 pm and look at his standards conversion plug in.


  • Bob Roberts

    May 27, 2006 at 3:50 am

    1) Use 3-way color correction to bring down the black levels to a solid black and the brights less than white so you have some detail in your highlights.

    2) Use any type of “field blend” filter. (Nattress, Magic Bullet, Too Much Too Soon [TMTS], Joe’s Filters)

    …that should go a long way.

  • dopocc

    May 27, 2006 at 3:59 am

    What about Red Giant’s – Magic Bullet Editor’s ? Although I believe that it processes video only in terms of “looks” and doesn’t change “motion”

    I am not shure if their Magic Bullet Suite for After Effetcs that is capable of 24p could work for you..

    Good Luck : )

    Bill Belegris
    Renegade Arts Inc.
    HD Cinematography, Audio Production
    and Digital Content Creation Studio Services
    Thissio, Athens, Greece

  • David Slater

    May 29, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    Very silly question

    why do you want to convert from 25 to 24 and back to 25

    there would be little difference
    and a degradation as it would be a couple of generation’s of renders
    and a major waste of time

    you have the “film look” already with shooting in PAL

    DAVE at Movies Rock in Toronto

  • Moth Man

    May 30, 2006 at 4:44 am

    OH well!!!! Thank you for the encouragement!!!! Anyways, what actually I am after is this…..”I want to run the video a little slow”……Like a strobe effect, but, umm…how do I put it….I want the Video to be 25 fps as it is PAL but I want it to run a bit slower than Video to give it a slightly unsettled effect?

    Could you SIR, help?

    I need your help!

  • Nick Meyers

    May 30, 2006 at 12:49 pm

    Dave, 25fps VIDEO does not look like film!

    it still has 50 interlaced fields every second,
    and that is one of e the main factors it it looking like video.
    as opposed to the 24 or 25 Progressive frames of film

    Moth Man is instinctively on the right track thinking about “Slowing down”
    but what we’re really talking about is reducing the number of images seen every second.

    Moth Man,
    a simple de-interlace filter will go along way to getting you where you want.
    that’ll give you 25 discrete images every second.

    there’s a few more tricks to getting a film look,
    and you can do a lot with a bunch of individual plugins,
    or you can get the Nattress package for what is ridiculously cheap.

    weird thing:
    i’m pretty sure DID write a post outlining a whole bunch of freebie plugins that would help you.
    did you get that?
    it seems to have been removed?


  • Moth Man

    May 30, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    Yes please, I’d be greatly insterested to know the name of the plug-in and the company. I never got any free plug-ins? Would they help me ‘deinterlace’ as you have suggested? I mean would that filter slow-down/ I mean will it give me a ‘slow-down’ effect.

    Please do reply.

    Thanks a bunch.

    I need your help!

  • Nick Meyers

    May 30, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    i think i had some cookie malfunction last time, that;s why it didn’t go thru.

    i never sent any plugins,
    i sent a list of some plugins for FCP

    FCP has a de-interlace filter you can use
    no it wont slow your shot down.
    it will do what i said,
    reduce the number if individual images you see per second,
    pulling it more into line with a film frame rate

    If you Do simply want to slow the shot,
    try Modify Menu > Speed
    & look up “speed” in the manual.

    partial list of free plug ins helpful in creating a “Film Look”

    Too Much Too Soon:
    Fast De-INterlace,
    Blend Fields,


    Ranier’s Wiggle:
    (not direct link, flash site, you’ll have to find it)
    this can simulate jumping in gate.

    here’s a list of all sorts of free plugins for FCP:

    same site has list of all (?) filter foundries for FCP

    as i said the Graeme Nattress plugins are very cheap and good.


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