Live feed in to FCP?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by richmon22, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. richmon22 macrumors member

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    can i get a live feed of video from my HDV cam in to the canvas in FCP.

    I need this because i have some chroma keyed shots i need to act against and get the same camera angle for both.
     
  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    The only live chroma keying application I know of, which works with HDV camcorders, is WireCast 3. Maybe you could manage to get Wirecast 3 or even Videocue 2 to work with the Blackmagic Design Intensity if your HDV camcorder has HDMI output.
     
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

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    >>can i get a live feed of video from my HDV cam in to the canvas in FCP<<

    Yes. In FCP's Log & Capture settings, set Device Control to "Non-Controllable Device" and use Capture Now. But I'd recommend also rolling tape in the camera just in case a problem occurs with the live capture ... it can happen.

    That said, I do not know of a way to do the chroma keying live with FCP.

    -DH
     
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    Good advice, except that the Log & Capture window is not the Canvas window.
     
  5. -DH macrumors 65816

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    You're aboslutely right! I overlooked or misread the "canvas".

    -DH
     
  6. richmon22 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for that :) do you know of a plug in for fcp for chroma keying or using one of these programs?
     
  7. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    You're welcome. FCP has a luma and chroma keying built in but it's very basic. Check these articles:

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/chroma_key_part_1.html

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/chroma_key_fcp_hd_monahan.html

    Look at the "tips and tricks" in the right hand column here:
    http://www.apple.com/pro/video/perkins/index2.html

    FCP's chroma keying, whether you're using the built-in one or a plug-in such as Conduit from DV Garage, isn't live.

    I read somewhere about people using JVC HDV cameras with chroma keying and getting good results, but I forgot where so I don't have a link.
     

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