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  • Alan Lacey

    July 23, 2005 at 8:07 am

    Is Twixstor the only game in town here?

    I’ve got a project approaching that will need lots of good slomo and although the quality of Twixstor is impressive, I’m having problems with the workflow.

    I’ll need matched frames at the begining and end of the slomo’d clips and from my trials, Twixstor leaves the timeline clip duration unaltered so I’ve not been able to get a clean, matched exit to the slomo.

    Is there a workflow for this, or mabe other suggestions for slomo?

    Working FCP4.5HD 10b uncommpressed PAL SD. Is the slomo in FCP any better?

    Thanks for any help


  • Peter Wiggins

    July 23, 2005 at 8:15 am


    The lack of good slomo in FCP was a moan of mine a long time ago.
    The good news though was that Graeme Nattress wrote his 50% filter for me which converts fields into frames for a “VT like” slomo.

    I use it all the time!


    Editing the Tour de France for ITV on Xsan & FCP

  • Shane Ross

    July 23, 2005 at 8:17 am

    Believe it or not, but some people found that Compressor does an impressive job at slo motion…

  • Alan Lacey

    July 23, 2005 at 9:58 am

    Thanks Peter, I’ll give it a go.

    Shane, I had no idea compressor could do this! Do you think it could fit in the workflow I mentioned above without having to jump through too many hoops?

    The really irritating thing is that my previous PC apps (liquid Silver and even the

  • Alan Lacey

    July 23, 2005 at 10:04 am


    Is it Graeme’s ‘G fifty percent’ ?

    If so I don’t think it’ll be of much use as all my slomos will need to be tailored to very strict dialogue.



  • Shane Ross

    July 23, 2005 at 10:10 am

    Dunno Alan…Never tried it. I have only seen it posted here. The guy who figured it out edits music videos and commercials, and has to use good smooth SloMo when the DP forgets to get it…

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    July 23, 2005 at 11:59 am

    Compressor does an amazing job with natural source footage slowing down. It’s the best slow-down “plug-in” for the quality. However, you can control the parameters you can with some of the other plug-ins on the market. ReTimer is probably the most full featured slowdown plugin.

  • Alan Lacey

    July 23, 2005 at 12:13 pm

    I’ll check out ReTimer, thanks.

    Do you know what it’s render quality is like?


  • Jerry Hofmann

    July 23, 2005 at 1:43 pm

    Also Checkout Boris’ Coninuum… one of the 150 plugins that all work with FCP is called “Optical Flow”. It’s as good a slo mo as I’ve ever seen…


  • derek woods

    July 23, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    hey Gerry,
    I have optical flow in red. i assume its the same one, but a heck of alot of parameters. do you have any settings that i could use for dv besides “best”

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