Color correcting / grading in FCE 4?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by NRose8989, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008
    How come every time i apply a color correction filter to a clip in Final Cut Express 4, the picture quality severely degrades (It looks like i have interlace lines even though my footage is progressive).

    Is this common problem that applies to all video or is it a FCE 4 issue?

    I'm using a HF10 and transcoded to AIC.

  2. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    is this after you export it or during the timeline? It is normal on the timeline. just try to render, or it might just be your Mac isn't powerful enough. Whenever I put a proc amp, broadcast safe filter and color corrector on a clip with a G5 PowerMac, it always happens.
  3. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    FC is degrading the footage for playback so it will still play back smoothly in real time. If you render the clip it should look normal again.

  4. NRose8989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2008

Share This Page