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  • SmoothCam Filter and FCP 6.0.6

  • Jonny Cates

    October 29, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I have been reading the posts on SmoothCam filter, and I’m not certain what problem I have exactly.

    I have many HD clips in this project (some short, some long) that I have added this filter to. They seem to all render out until I get near the end – and then I notice all my previous rendered clips have not gone back to “unrendered” again.

    “Is this because HD video and a SmoothCam filter – need more than 4 gb ram? That’s all the ram I have at the moment.

    “Do I have to export each individual CLIP as a Quicktime – and re-import them again? Or is this a ram problem?”

    Thanks….

    Jonny Cates

  • Don Greening

    October 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    [Jonny Cates] “”Do I have to export each individual CLIP as a Quicktime – and re-import them again?”

    Yes. This is a render bug with the smoothcam filter and it’s a known issue that’s present even in the last version of FCP 7.0.3. Don’t expect any fixes either, because Apple stopped support for FCP a couple years ago. The work around is as you suggested: render the smoothcam clips, export them as a self-contained .mov and then re-import them back into the timeline.

    – Don

    Don Greening
    A Vancouver Video Production Company
    Reeltime Videoworks
    http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com

  • Jonny Cates

    October 29, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks Don…I figured this might be FCP filter/render issue.
    At this point, and with all the controversy…I’m not certain where to go in program editing since Apple threw everybody under the bus.

    I don’t really want to go to FCPX. Maybe Premier?

    Thanks again….

    Jonny Cates

  • Don Greening

    October 29, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Yeah, Premiere will have the most similarity out of all present NLEs if you’re coming from FCP 6 or 7. Although I have FCP 7.0.3 still on my system (and still love it) I’ve gone to Avid Media Composer 7 with the Symphony Option. I never could develop an attraction to Adobe, but to each his own.

    – Don

    Don Greening
    A Vancouver Video Production Company
    Reeltime Videoworks
    http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com

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