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Brad Kester

Member Since:
June 18th 2010
16 Posts
2K Compression for Blu-ray
by Brad Kester 2 years ago
I'm trying to make a Blu-ray of an 8 minute film to screen at a film festival. I edited in FCP 7 using ProRes HQ clips with a frame size of 2048 x 1152. As I understand it, Blu-ray only supports a max
Is Offline/Online Necessary For 2k?
by Brad Kester 4 years ago
Hi, I'm starting an edit on a short film. The clips I'm working with are ProRes HQ at 2K resolution (2048 x 1152). I'm wondering if FCP 7 my computer will handle this footage fine or if I should conve
Re: Is Offline/Online Necessary For 2k?
by Brad Kester 4 years ago
Thanks for the extra feedback Nick. Didn't see it before I posted my previous message. Will definitely watch out for those potential problem areas early on in the edit to gauge whether or not I should
FCP 7 Glitch -- Selecting Audio Clips In Timeline, OSX Issue?
by Brad Kester 5 years ago
I'm editing a large project in FCP 7, and am having a very annoying issue when trying to move chunks of audio clips in the timeline. When I select certain clips, they are often weirdly linked to clips
Re: FCP 7 Glitch -- Selecting Audio Clips In Timeline, OSX Issue?
by Brad Kester 5 years ago
I was out of town over the weekend, but I finally got to try your suggestion of deleting the render files. It didn't work, unfortunately. I'm all ears if anyone else has an idea how to fix this.
External audio automatically renamed when linked to video / reconnect problem
by Nicholas VanVoorthuysen 7 years ago
this is a bizarre final cut glitch. It is similar to this post from 2010 but no one responded to it. http: forums.creativecow.net readpost 8 1098436 I have a project with extensive coverage of a big e
Re: External audio automatically renamed when linked to video / reconnect problem
by Brad Kester 6 years ago
Hi, Did you ever figure out a solution for this I was just about to post my frustration with a similar issue, but I was able to resolve it on my own. After syncing and linking my audio and making a ne
HD CAM transfer for editing in FCP
by Brad Kester 6 years ago
I've been hired to cut an existing 50min video down to about 25min. The current version is on an HDCAM in 50i. The version I'm going to create will be played on NTSC DVD and Blu-Ray. The company's goi
Re: HD CAM transfer for editing in FCP
by Brad Kester 6 years ago
Awesome. That helps a lot. Thanks so much!
Brad Kester 8 years ago
My video was shot on a Panasonic DVX. In Final Cut it shows these settings:
Vid Rate: 29.97
Frame Size: 720x480
Compressor: DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Data Rate: 3.6 MB/sec
Pixel Aspect: NTSC - CCIR 601
Field Dominance: Lower (Even)

When I export to Quicktime with the "Current Settings" , the video comes out stretched and has some artifacting (around right ear) and interlace issues (around the mouth). Looks like this:


The only way I've been able to get the correct aspect ratio is to export to Quicktime using Custom Settings and changing Frame Size to a 4:3 ratio of 640x480. The rest of the settings are:
Frame Size: 640x480
Aspect Ration: NTSC (4:3)
Pixel Aspect Ratio: NTSC - CCIR 601 / DV (720x480)
Field Dominance: Lower (Even)
Editing Timebase: 29.97
Timecode Rate: Same As Editing Timebase
Compressor: DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Quality: 100%

But the artifacting and interlacing issues remain. It looks like this:


On all my past projects with the DVX, everything looks fine when I export to Quicktime. But I've heard that sometimes videos show up looking like this in Quicktime Player but are corrected when you burn to DVD. The DVD I made still has some pixelated sections; the interlace issues, however, are not as much of a problem.
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