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  • Sascha Engel

    August 11, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Dear X Men,

    Following situation – and I checked many forums, nobody had an answer yet:

    I run MacOs 10.8.4. with FCPX 10.0.9 editing Canon C300 footage, which is taken into X, but apparently, X is keeping it editing in native format.
    I want to use Slow Motion and set it to Optical flow. It looks very Choppy, and seems to simply repeat frames. All 3 methods (Basic, Blend & Flow) look exactly same: Simply repeating frames.
    I read many places about this problem with MXF C300 Footage, but no solution nowhere in sight.
    Anybody has any idea?

    Thanx a lot.

    Greetings,

    Sascha Engel
    TIME BANDITZ Productions
    http://www.youtube.com/taikang

  • Mark Smith

    August 11, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    No Problem here with a retimed C300 clip and optical flow selected. I’m on a mac mini at the moment
    running the latest system software and X 10.1.2

  • Sascha Engel

    August 11, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    But I cannot change to Mavericks within the coming month, so I have to work with FCPX 10.0.9.
    Maybe in your version, they fixed that issue.
    Unfortunately, I need a solution for this version of X.

    thanX anyhow.

    Sascha Engel
    TIME BANDITZ Productions
    http://www.youtube.com/taikang

  • Andreas Kiel

    August 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Try to select the clips you want to retime in browser and then share as Master File.
    Then relink.

    – Andreas

    Spherico
    https://www.spherico.com/filmtools

    “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
    become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
    also gaze into thee.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

  • Sascha Engel

    August 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Hi Andreas,

    Dir könnte ich auch in Deutsch antworten 😉
    I thought that as well, as work around.
    But I would have hoped, there is a slightly less Tedious way 😉

    Sascha Engel
    TIME BANDITZ Productions
    http://www.youtube.com/taikang

  • Andreas Kiel

    August 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Sascha,

    lass uns beim Englischen bleiben.

    I got a little app somewhere which allows creating proxy files based on a XML.
    As I’m on my iPad right now I don’t where to download from my server.

    The app contains some Compressor scripts which might be modified by you to create 1:1 ProRes files in a batch.

    You also can create a Compressor droplet to batch change the C300 files.

    – Andreas

    Spherico
    https://www.spherico.com/filmtools

    “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
    become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
    also gaze into thee.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

  • Sascha Engel

    August 11, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Thanx. Yes, Conversion over Compressor is no prob. I am very familiar with it.
    I just thought maybe there is a internal solution, like telling X to Optimize certain Files.

    Sascha Engel
    TIME BANDITZ Productions
    http://www.youtube.com/taikang

  • Andreas Kiel

    August 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    For FCP X those C300 files are “optimized” since they can be handled natively.

    – Andreas

    Spherico
    https://www.spherico.com/filmtools

    “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
    become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
    also gaze into thee.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

  • Sascha Engel

    August 12, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Well, apparently not when it’s about optical flow. 🙁

    Sascha Engel
    TIME BANDITZ Productions
    http://www.youtube.com/taikang

  • Andreas Kiel

    August 12, 2014 at 7:37 am

    That’s what I meant with “Optimized” 🙂

    It’s a veeeery relative word.
    In Formula 1 slicks are “optimized” if the weather is fine, if it starts raining you have to replace them. That was the same in Greece many years ago with just normal cars.

    I agree that choosing the word “Optimized” is not a good choice and does lead to confusion or wrong hopes.
    On another forum there was somebody who set a de-interlace filter to his x/yi files to convert them to x/yp format with double frame rate for edit. Once done he clicked optimized media and nothing changed. He expected that once he changed the settings the optimized media will follow his settings.

    Regards
    Andreas

    Spherico
    https://www.spherico.com/filmtools

    “He who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby
    become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will
    also gaze into thee.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

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