Moving Filmstrip in FCP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by edwardb, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. edwardb macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2005
    Am using FCP 4.0 and would like to create a moving filmstrip. Any ideas on how to do that in FCP 4.0 or any other Mac compatible program?

    Thanks :)
  2. Sdashiki macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2005
    Behind the lens

    What do you mean? Make it look like 24fps film?

    Have sprockets running down the sides?

    Scratches and dust?

  3. RatVega macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2005
    Southern California
    Assuming you want a sprocketed "filmstrip" that scrolls up or down the page, you'll need an alpha channel image for the film and a bunch of frame grabs or short clips scaled down to fir on the film. The rest is just keyframing.

    I did this a few years ago in FCP4 on a G4 dualie, as I recall, the composite was about 13 layers deep and comprised about 350 video clips. It got a little bulky, but once you have a few clips in, you can start copying and pasting attributes to keep it consistent. you may want a little blur on the clips to prevent flickering.

    Do yourself a favor, define what you want before you start or it'll take you a very long time.

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