Slow motion in FCP. Frame interpolation?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by ghking, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. ghking macrumors regular

    ghking

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    Hey everyone
    I have been using my panasonic dvx100b for a few month now and I'm really happy with it and final cut. Usually for slow motion I just shoot in 60i with a fast shutter speed, then slow it down and add upper and lower deinterlacers. This usually is smooth up to like 40% speed. I have heard that you can get slower motion with frame interpolation or like having it make new frames in between the original frames. Can I do this in FCP? And how slow can it go?
    I need some filling in!
    thanks!
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    FCP is ridiculously horrible for speed changes. Motion or Compressor is much better.


    Lethal
     
  3. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    oh right i meant final cut studio
    so how do you do it with one of those?
     
  4. matteusclement macrumors 65816

    matteusclement

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    lethal, correct me if I am wrong...

    1. right click the clip after you have made the speed change
    2. send to motion
    3. launch and embed motion content
    4. click clip once
    5. click inspector tab
    6. go to bottom at timing tab
    7. change frame blending to optical flow
    go for dinner, a bottle of wine, go to bed and wake up in the morning and hope that it's done. it's CPU intensive.
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    I don't use Motion very much but that sounds like it would do the trick. ;)


    Lethal
     
  6. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    guys thanks a ton this worked perfectly
    its really slow but sometimes there are some like "bubbly" artifacts. Whats the best way to minimalize this?
     
  7. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    Bubbly? He said to go for a bottle of wine, not Champagne. ;)

    This may be common to Motion, but I've never see it. Can you explain more?
     
  8. ghking thread starter macrumors regular

    ghking

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    it kind of like warps the background around the moving object sometimes if it is moving fast
    I guess this makes sense though because it has to generate so many frames on its own without much guidance
    I'm just wondering if maybe a different shutter speed or something will reduce this at all
     

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