smoothcam on dv start/stop part

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by arjen92, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. arjen92 macrumors 65816

    arjen92

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    #1
    Hey,

    I imported some film as a long film (so not all different files but one big one). I then used "DV start/stop". So now I have the file "divided" (not really but it's being made in parts, but still as one file). I placed a part of the film that's between the markers in the timeline. Then I applied smoothcam on it. The part is only 5 seconds, normally smoothcam takes only 1 to 10 minutes for that, but now it takes 2 hours. I think that's because it will do the entire film/movie, instead of only the parts between the markers.

    I don't have the time to do the entire film, and most parts don't need smoothcam. So how can I make sure it only does that part. Do I need to "bake" the file, or are there some settings that I can adjust. Or can I make independent clips from the film between the markers. Let me know, thank you in advance.
     
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

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    Yes, Smooth Cam looks at the entire file, not just what you have selected or cut into the timeline. Export the 5 seconds you want to use as a QT movie, bring it back into FCP and apply Smooth Cam to that smaller clip.


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