View Full Version : Video looks Solarized...how to clean up?
03-23-2004, 08:38 AM
I have a clip of video that I sped up in FCP then imported it into Livetype to add titles over then imported it back into FCP for the end credits sequence of my project. For some reason the video looks solarized in certain parts. It does not look like this in the original clip. I tried color corrector 3-way to clean it up but I am still learning the whole CC thing anyway and I am not sure what I am doing.
The entire clip is about 60 seconds long and is all sped up to about 200%. The first 30 seconds or so is fine but its that last 10-15 seconds that takes on a different look. I really notice it when I watched my "rough cut" DVD on my flat screen TV. Its hard to describe what I am seeing but it doesn't look as clean as the first half of the clip and its DVX100 footage.
I guess I could make that section of the clip black and white to get rid of it but I am not sure if I want to do that.
Any other ideas or suggestions?
03-24-2004, 09:16 AM
i guess nobody knows what I am talking about here... :-[
How about showing some frames?
03-25-2004, 02:59 PM
I am having the _SAME_ problem. Wierd compression artifacts in FCP4, with color correction or any input/output of After Effects.
It's very troublesome.
03-26-2004, 04:03 PM
Hey Parasite...do you have any clips from your film?
lol, It looks pretty good! I'd like to see some stuff :D
03-26-2004, 10:31 PM
LOL! He saw those females thats why! LOL! Hey parasite, I didn't recognize the DVX100 until I read what equipment was used. It look like the flip out LCD screen was sitting flesh with the screen facing out in the photo with the camera assistant was helping out. If so, I didn't know our camera's could do that.
03-27-2004, 09:15 AM
Kinda hard for me to post some frames because I don't really notice it on my flat panel monitor. I however see it after I burned a DVD then watched it on my flat screen TV. I did some color correction and I don't see the artifacts as much now but I am going to burn another DVD and see.
03-27-2004, 11:06 AM
LOL! He saw those females thats why! LOL!
The cinematography looked like it would be really good too....nice production design from what I can tell...
03-29-2004, 10:25 AM
hey Guys -
Ok - I'll work on outputting some screen grabs, so you can see what I'm talking about. I think I may also work on a trailer, just so that I can start showing something.
My DP, Chris Squires, shot all the stedi-cam footage on The Usual Suspects and has been an A-Camera Op on films like Forrest Gump in addition to being the DP on half a dozen indie films, so I feel super fortunate to have attacted him to this project. Needless to say the photograhy is awesome and we shot 80% of the film on stedi-cam. You can look him up on IMDB. I also have a pro-editor, so I'm working with good people which is why these artifacts are very disturbing.
I really need to get a _clear_ understanding on proffesional post for a agvx100 project through FCP4 - and I'd like to see the finished DVD product.