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Clips elongate

Posted: Fri, 4th Jun 2010, 7:45pm

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FXhomer47702

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I edited my footage in Final Cut Pro and exported it so I can do the compositing in FX HomeLab. Then when I render it back out and bring it back into Final Cut Pro the clip is longer than the original clip.

This clip is HDV 1080i60

The original clip is a duration of 37;01 and when I render out of FX HomeLab and bring it back into Final Cut Pro the durations is now 38;09

What do I need to do differently so the clip remains the same length?
Posted: Fri, 4th Jun 2010, 8:37pm

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spydurhank

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Sounds like your frame rates got crossed. Do you know what frame rate you're using in Final Cut? 25 fps or 30 fps.

Make sure you know your project settings in Final Cut and also make sure that they match when you first open Visionlab. Also when you render out of Visionlab.
Posted: Fri, 4th Jun 2010, 9:35pm

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FXhomer47702

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Thank you! That was it!!!! On the export in FX it was set to 29.9 instead of 29.97
Posted: Fri, 4th Jun 2010, 9:36pm

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spydurhank

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No problem. Glad you got it sorted out. biggrin
Posted: Fri, 4th Jun 2010, 9:47pm

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Garrison

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Yeah the best way to get accurate results is to NOT start a new project (blank timeline) and just choose to import the clip. The program will automatically change the settings of the project file to match your clip.
Posted: Sat, 5th Jun 2010, 2:11am

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Mow Mow

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sadly, it doesn't always work "automatically" you need to always check before.
Posted: Sat, 5th Jun 2010, 3:01am

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Garrison

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Hmmm that's weird - that's my workflow and it works everytime.
Posted: Sat, 5th Jun 2010, 3:14am

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Mow Mow

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Well it does try to change my projects from ntsc or what not to the pal, which changes the frame rate and the ratio size.

But i found i can't always trust the default, I do not think it is a bug, but it is nothing that can't be fixed with a little bit of know how and actually paying attention to what you are doing.

Anyway checking the frame rate and such has become a habit to me, and when i get video from a friend, to help work on, i ask what the frame rate and the such is. smile
Posted: Sat, 5th Jun 2010, 11:36pm

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Axeman

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I think there is just a miscommunication here, Garrison isn't saying to trust the default, he is saying to choose the "Select Video Clip" option when starting a project, rather than starting with an empty timeline. then it will automatically detect the format of your footage and set up the project accordingly.
Posted: Sun, 13th Jun 2010, 3:51pm

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Jimmy Wolak

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haha im so dumb. i have this same problem but i fixed it myself another way. first off i had that problem where the clip is slower when i render it back to final cut, then all i did was just adjust the speed to fix the problem. as for the audio since it never matched up, all i did was keep the original audio in the audio track then put the new video clip on top of it and matched it up again haha
Posted: Sun, 13th Jun 2010, 9:41pm

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Mow Mow

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Ha Ha, sounds kinda like a painfull process;)

What editing software are you able to change the clips speed in? ext. Sony Vagas, Imovie, Movie Maker, Wax...