You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

24p problems?

Posted: Mon, 15th Dec 2003, 11:32am

Post 1 of 5

Northern Lights

Force: 200 | Joined: 15th Dec 2003 | Posts: 1

Gold Member

First of all, I have to admit that I'm still trying the AlamDV2 demo. However, any answers I get here will go a long way toward determining whether or not I register the product.

I made a project with the Panasonic DVX100, and used FCP4 to strip out the pulldown frames, leaving me with full 23.98 fps progressive clips.

Anyway, the film is now edited, and needs some FX that AlamDV seems ideal for, so I download the demo and try it out on some clips.

Here's the problem: when I load a 23.98 fps progressive QuickTime file, AlamDV2 automatically considers it to be 60 fps (as judged from the "movie info" selection on the "movie" menu). So, of course, the output file is also exported at 60 fps, and can't be used in FCP without a lengthy (and, probably, quality-robbing) re-render.

Is there any known way around this? Surely there must be some way to work with 23.98 fps progressive files...
Posted: Mon, 15th Dec 2003, 12:02pm

Post 2 of 5

Simon K Jones

Force: 27955 | Joined: 1st Jan 2002 | Posts: 11683

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker Windows User

FXhome Team Member

AlamDV3 will have far improved media support, I'd recommend trying AlamDV3 when the demo is out.
Posted: Mon, 15th Dec 2003, 3:58pm

Post 3 of 5

Mellifluous

Force: 5604 | Joined: 6th Oct 2002 | Posts: 3782

EffectsLab Pro User Windows User

Gold Member

Have you tried exporting the footage you want to apply the effects to in a different codec?

AlamDV is a great program & I heartily recommend it. Btw, is your name astrologically or Phillip Pullman ispired? I love Dark Materials smile
Posted: Mon, 15th Dec 2003, 4:03pm

Post 4 of 5

Joshua Davies

Force: 25400 | Joined: 21st Mar 2001 | Posts: 3029

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

FXhome Team Member

Just out of interest, are you having your 24P work printed to film to be projected?
Posted: Thu, 18th Dec 2003, 2:42pm

Post 5 of 5

TAP2

Force: 1128 | Joined: 8th Jan 2003 | Posts: 1848

Windows User

Member

Does AlamDV import image sequences?
If yes then that's the ideal way to do it.