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Interlace problem

Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 8:03am

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cooldude

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So i promise i spent some time looking for this in the forums. can someone direct me to the answer? I cant get it to work with any of the interlace options presented when you first import the video into FXlab

So here's the screenshot.



How do i get there to just be one solid saber to rotoscope over?:

My specs

Editing FCP:
exporting - uncompressed 8bit quicktime (both with deinterlace checked and unchecked)

-the same thing happens with DV exporting.

anything I am missing here?
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 8:43am

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Axeman

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Are we looking at a screenshot of the footage within EffectsLab? If so, then do you see the same behavior if you take the clip you exported from FCP and play it back in Quicktime? What camera did you use to record the footage?
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 5:50pm

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cooldude

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you are seeing the footage with ELab but the same thing occurs in Quicktime. If my guess is right, I think i just have to rotoscope both of the blade that are appearing.... but I would rather not do .... I used a canon HV30 to record, but in standard def.
Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 6:51pm

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cooldude

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heres some more info. I know the HV30 films in 60i.

heres how beautiful the footage looks in FCP



the source video formating specs



and the main way I have tried exporting

Posted: Sat, 28th Nov 2009, 11:33pm

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cooldude

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anyone with answers?
Posted: Sun, 29th Nov 2009, 12:37am

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If the frames look like that before you import them into EffectsLab, then tey will certainly look that way afterward as well. You'll need to figure out what settings to use in Final Cut to export your particular footage correctly. If your fields are getting mixed together, at is appears they are from the pictures, there won't ever be any way to un-mix them.

Also, please don't double-post. When someone has an answer for you, they will post it.
Posted: Sun, 29th Nov 2009, 4:30am

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What are your project settings in Effectslab?
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 6:46am

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cooldude

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well good news. I just reinstalled, and it separated the fields properly after that. Not sure whether to be happy its fixed, or mad that I spent 7 hours trying to find the solution. thanks for the replies
Posted: Mon, 30th Nov 2009, 10:32am

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Sounds to me like the problem was telling Final Cut to deinterlace the video. This was blending the fields together into the weird double-vision version.

You should only deinterlace as the FINAL STEP, and only then if you actually need it deinterlaced (ie, for computer/internet distribution).

During the editing process, keep it in its original form, including the original interlacing. That way you can work on the proper split fields in EffectsLab.