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  • AccountClosed

    July 26, 2005 at 9:03 am

    am using lots of split screen. the images are scaled from anywhere between 20% and 60%, and there are two to three images onscreen at any one time. the footage looks quite poor when scaled down.

    is there anyway of improving the look of the scaled down footage? i’ve tried with some digibeta footage and the scaling is barely unoticeable so assume the problem is a drawback of shooting dvcam. ?

    all the footage was shot on pal dv cam, all setting are on full quality etc. i’m using a (great) plug-in called dh_box to control the boxes. am running 4.5 on a g5.

    any ideas?

  • walter biscardi

    July 26, 2005 at 12:29 pm

    DV / DVCAM is a compressed format and scaling down images in that format requires a lot of finessing with the Video Flicker, De-Interlace and even some light blur to get rid of the interlacing / artifacts issues with DV / DVCAM footage.

    FCP 5 does do cleaner scaling than FCP 4.5 though.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,”

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Kathy

    July 27, 2005 at 10:21 am

    Where did you find Dh Box?


  • AccountClosed

    July 27, 2005 at 12:04 pm


    all their plug-ins are great. (no, i have no involvement in their company…!)

  • Kevin Monahan

    July 27, 2005 at 9:30 pm

    Scaling is vastly improved in FCP 5. I suggest you upgrade or do scaling in Motion, AE or even LiveType.

    Kevin Monahan
    Author – Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Pro

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