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Testing the Flip Ultra HD (How can I get it into FxHome?)

Posted: Sun, 3rd Jan 2010, 11:40pm

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CTFPlaya360

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I'm close to buying the Flip Ultra HD video camera. Before I made a decision to buy it, I borrowed my friend's Flip Ultra HD to test it out to see if it works in FxHome Effectslab Pro. Being an avid film-maker, I wanted to get an HD camera for high quality special effects on high quality footage.

The raw files on the camera are .MP4 files that are 720P HD.

First I import the clips onto the computer right off the camera.

Before going through special effects, I used my editing program, Windows Movie Maker, to mesh the clips into a rough project before publishing them as a DV-AVI for FxHome Effectslab Pro, as seen in the tutorial on this site about "Exporting from Movie Maker." When I select DV-AVI, it however makes the HD clips LOSE their HD, so to speak. The resolution goes down from 1280x720 to 720x480 or something like that.

I've been wondering this for a while. But is there ANY way whatsoever to get my HD clip(s) into FxHome? If anyone here does have a Flip Ultra HD camcorder, please inform me as to how I can put special effects on these clips.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Jan 2010, 11:52pm

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TheOutlawAmbulance

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Videowrap Lite which can be found here (bottom of page) may be able to convert your .mp4 files into .mov or .avi without losing quality (plus its free smile). Its worth a try.-Storm Grenade

EDIT:
Also higher priced NLEs such as Vegas, Premiere, and Final Cut Pro should be able to do this!
Posted: Mon, 4th Jan 2010, 12:22am

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CTFPlaya360

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I noticed I could deinterlace the video in Video Wrap... should I?
Posted: Mon, 4th Jan 2010, 1:44am

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It depends if your video needs deinterlaced. http://www.100fps.com/
Posted: Mon, 4th Jan 2010, 7:57pm

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Noting that you're mentioning your shooting in 720p you shouldn't have to do any deinterlacing smile (p = Progressive, compared to for example 1080i where the i = interlaced).
Posted: Mon, 4th Jan 2010, 9:09pm

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So I guess that means...no if your shooting in 720p or 1080p then you won't need to deinterlace your movie.
So I'm guessing that you must deinterlace your video if it is shot in 1080i because...

Redhawksrymmer wrote:

1080i where the i = interlaced
Right?
Thanks all. -SG