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Can't render frames?

Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 9:53am

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Sterling

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Can someone tell me why my project insist on rendering "fields" instead of frames. In fact, it's cut my project in half? I suppose it's only rendering one field of a single frame, but I can't figure out how to set it up to render frames and not just a single field of each frame.

The "Render" menu doesn't even offer me a choice of setting in and out frames only in and out "fields."

Please help. I'm sure it's probably something obvious, but I'm still missing it.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:01am

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Simon K Jones

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Are you referring to when you're working in the program, or when you render out a final clip?

Is the footage you're working with interlaced or progressive?

The way the program renders depends on your project settings.

If you've created a progressive project, then it'll just work with full res frames throughout.

If you've created an interlaced project, it'll split each frame into its 2 separate fields while you work on it. When you render out, it will then re-interlace the fields back together to form the frames.

I'm not entirely clear on where the problem is?

Regarding the in and out frames, the render menu does have options for those. You can also set them on the timeline.

Check out the render tutorial for more info:

http://fxhome.com/support/vidtutes/?t=7&f=%2Bcat%3A6&cat=6
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:31am

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Sterling

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Tarn, thanks for the quick reply.

I'm actually refering to both while I'm working in the program and when I render out.

I've imported a quicktime file that is 210 frames at 720 x 486. It was render out of Maya and then assembled into a quicktime file. I'm assuming that the clip is progressive, however I've imported it into fxpro using various project settings, both progressive and ntsc interlaced.

Also, under the "Render Menu" in my version of FXPro (Mac version 1.002.002) I don't have "In-Frame" and "Out-Frame" options, but rather, it says "In-Field" and "Out-Field". Even under the time line settings where I should be able to switch between time code and frames it only allows for time code and "Fields."
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:34am

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Sterling

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by the way, my clip is 7 seconds long when I import it, but for some reason fxPro has sped it up to 3.5 seconds. It's doing that with other clips I've experimented with too.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:38am

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Simon K Jones

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It sounds like you're using progressive footage, but are setting your project up as interlaced.

Simply set the project up as progressive and you'll be fine.
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:48am

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Sterling

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Thanks, Tarn.

I could have sworn I'd done that, but apparently not, because that solved it.

I guess I just need to go to bed. It's almost 4:00am US west coast time.

Anyway, thanks for the great support!
Posted: Tue, 19th Jun 2007, 10:57am

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Simon K Jones

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No probs, let us know if anything else comes up!