Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:21 PM
I received a reply from a stock agency concerning some submitted footage of a freediver swimming through a cave.
They couldn't accept it because of "grain and compression artifacts appear mainly concentrated with the colour gradient as it turns to black."
Their suggestion: "try to smooth and correct the problem"
I can understand the concept I just don't know how to do it in FCP 5.0.4.
Here is a frame grab:
Thanks and happy shooting
Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:57 PM
1. What kind of HDV camera did you use.
2. What codec did you convert the HDV footage to for editing in FCP.
3. What format was the demo footage encoded out from FCP.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:05 PM
I use an FX7 which I think compresses on recording to MPEG 2
I use imovie to capture the HDV footage which I pull into FCP which I then export as an HDV 1080-60i QT file
Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:24 PM
That capture is too small to even see what they are talking about. You'll need to post a bigger file of a few pics. Otherwise it's impossible to help you correct it.
Also it'd be good to list what you have done to the clip in terms of post to get that look: ie your workflow.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 10:30 PM
I was looking back over my work flow and think I've found the culprit.....me....
FCP set up was NTSC DV Anamorphic,the clip was 1080, exported to 1080.
If the set up is 1080 exporting to 1080 results in no artifacting.
I didn't think it would make a difference if the clip isn't rendered but it seems that it does.
Thanks once again for the feedback