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I need help creating a depth of field effect.

Posted: Fri, 7th Nov 2008, 10:11am

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FXhomer38317

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I have tried to follow the directions of the text tutorial, but it doesn't seem to apply to compositelab. Can someone tell me how I would create a depth of field effect in compositelab pro?
Posted: Fri, 7th Nov 2008, 10:15am

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Axeman

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All of the principles in the text tutorial are the same for CompositeLab; only the name and location of the tools you use may have changed. Which particular aspect or step of the tutorial gave you trouble? I'm sure we can help clarify things for you.
Posted: Fri, 7th Nov 2008, 11:52am

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FXhomer38317

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Thanks for the promt reply, but I actually figured out what I was doing wrong. I have another question though. What is the besy way to export movie files from final cut pro hd to compositelab pro? My footage is 24p. I would also like to know what the best way to export the footage from composite lab is as well. What do I need to do to mae sure the footage plays properly when I put it back into final cut?
Posted: Fri, 7th Nov 2008, 4:00pm

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Axeman

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Glad to hear that you figured it out.

As to the exporting question, there isn't a single 'best way'. Best in what respect? There are many different codecs available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Are there particular problems you are running into with the method you are using currently? If so, let us know what they are and we can likely offer suggestions based on that. Are you trying to keep the best quality? To get the file sizes smaller? Is the format changing somehow so that it plays back incorrectly?