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May 20, 2022 at 11:54 pm
Hmmm…wish I knew. Been a while since I used the Canopus…and 11 years since I used FCP Legacy. Shoot… Restarted everything since, Still doing it?
May 18, 2022 at 3:04 am
Is this a personal tape, or a Hollywood movie or TV show purchased? Sounds a little like old copy protection.
March 27, 2022 at 9:14 pm
First off, are you sure it’s REQUIRED to have interlaced? If so…shoot interlaced and deinterlace the progressive master.
Second…1080/59.94 in progressive and interlaced is actually different frame rates. 1080i59.94 (interlaced) runs at 30fps (29.97). 1080p59.94 (progressive) runs at 60fps (59.94). What the number after the “i” and “p” stands for is “images per second.” Interlaced footage is even and odd fields, and two fields per frame…so 60 images, 2 images per frame…30fps. Progressive footage is one image per frame…so 59.94 is 60 frames per second.
Best to shoot interlaced…then deinterlace the footage when delivering the progressive master. I don’t know of an encoding software that will turn full frames into even and odd fields. If there is, someone PLEASE correct me. But DVD encoding is so old, does it even know how to deal with 60fps?
March 22, 2022 at 5:13 am
Frame rate? 23.98, 24, 29.97, 59.94? FCP 7 can’t do 1080p60…59.94
March 22, 2022 at 12:27 am
That’s your problem…that’s squeezed 1080…a format HDV and others shoot. FCP doesn’t have a setting for that in ProRes. You need to convert to 1920×1080 Square pixel ProRes. Then it’ll work. Anamorphic ProRes doesn’t exist, thus why FCP is having an issue with it.
March 21, 2022 at 10:53 pm
OK, the footage is ProRes 422…but is it a standard frame size? 1920×1080? 1280×720? Is it 2K or 4K footage, because FCP 7 isn’t designed for above 1080p formats…discontinued before they were more common.
What is the source for those clips? A camera? which one? Screen captures?
August 10, 2021 at 9:38 pm
Avid has this set to a default location that cannot be changed…to my knowledge.
March 4, 2021 at 6:51 pm
So, bottom line…you need to find an app that is compatible with your current OS and computer (what are those, by the way? What computer, what OS?) that can convert the files to a type that Avid Media Composer 6 can import. If you have an older OS, this will be tricky as those are more modern cameras and formats.
March 4, 2021 at 8:12 am
Sorry for replying to this late.
Now, because of you lack of familiarity with Avid, you are painting yourself into a corner. First off, you have a very very old version of Avid that doesn’t deal with the media type the FS7 and Alpha 7 shoots, and the plugins for dealing with them aren’t compatible with that version (Nablet plugin). Later versions of Avid can deal with those formats.
But then you shot yourself in the foot again by converting the footage to H.264. First off, that isn’t a codec that’s well suited for editing, and second, that old version of Avid can link to it, but really can’t play that back smoothly. H.264 takes a lot of processing power to play back in real time. SO…because of that, Avid is wanting to convert to media that it can work with, which is the one you are running across. But the issue is, you are converting to a highly compressed format, then to a high quality editing format…two steps that take a long time, and compress the image in a manner you might not want.
Unfortunately, to deal with this footage, you’ll need a newer machine and more recent version of Avid, one that either deals with this footage or can use the Nablet plugin. OR…you need to use an application that can convert the footage to a type that Avid can import easily, and with little compression. Handbrake is not it. Not sure what would be viable, until I know what machine you are using, and how old the OS is. It might prove to be a very tricky thing, depending on these factors. Shooting with current, high end formats, but editing with old hardware and old software.
December 19, 2020 at 5:43 pm
You’ll need an OLD used iMac if you plan on continuing to use FCP Legacy. Talking one that can run High Sierra, which is as high as you can really go. So like a 2015 model, or earlier. Your BEST bet would be to convert the project to XML and move forward with Premiere pro. Zero point in trying to shell out money to keep this in FCP.
email me at comeback at mac dot com and I will convert the project for you, free of charge.