Strange export problem (example included)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by AlecJenx, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. AlecJenx macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    I'm a fairly new user to Final Cut Express (though not exactly new to video), and I just edited and exported some tests for the first time. When viewing the exported footage, there is a strange effect on moving objects that isn't present in my Canvas. I have found similar threads pertaining to this problem, but I could never find a straight answer.
    I'm not sure if it is simply the way I am exporting the footage or if it is something else entirely. The example is included below, and the problem is best showcased at the very beginning when the woman moves her hand in front of her face to move her hair, as well as a minute or so later when the roller coaster moves in front of the camera.
    Any help is greatly appreciated, and I give much thanks in advanced to any help with my problem.
  2. Leddy macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2008
    I could be wrong, but it looks like an interlacing issue - what does the camera shoot natively and what codec/settings have you used to capture it?

  3. AlecJenx thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    I believe the camera is shooting at 60i FPS but it is able to shoot at 30 and 24.
  4. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

    Mar 6, 2007
    I'd say it's an interlacing + bad scaling issue. It should be remedied if you use the de-interlace filter prior to exporting for web.

    As you're definitely going for the "film look", I would recommend you shoot in your camera's version of 24PsF, but that might mean dealing with pulldown (or absence of), and I'm not sure how FCE deals with that. But if somebody else can chime in to help you with that, it's most probably the way you want to do things in future.
  5. AlecJenx thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2008
    The camera that I'm using isn't exactly top of the line, and the 24fps shots aren't stellar. I've found that the default 60 is what I get the most out of, but I could be completely off here hahah.

    Anyways, I've posted a short screen recording of what I'm exporting with, and the video that comes out of the export.

    Export video:
    Exported video:

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