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Josh Jones created a new topic ' Fade In all Tracks not just video element' in the forum. 1 month ago

How do i create GLOBAL fade in that encompasses all my tracks? I have text and video on separate tracks. Standard fade in only effects video track and not my text.

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I want to crop my video to cut off some stuff on the outside and then have Final Cut make that crop result the new video size (smaller video dimensions than original). When I crop traditionally it deletes the content outside the crop, but then leaves black space and keeps the original video size not the crop.

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'Handbrake compression after final cut edit' in the forum. 2 months ago

I am trying to get handbrake to take my input dimension of 640x480. It's trying to output 636x480 (see above image attached). How do I fix that?

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'Handbrake compression after final cut edit' in the forum. 2 months ago

FCPX.guru wrote: You should not have to do anything, it automatically sets to the source frame size.


It Doesnt seem to do that. My video is 640x480. When I go to dimensions tab it has it at 636x480



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Josh Jones created a new topic ' Handbrake compression after final cut edit' in the forum. 2 months ago

Any handbrake masters in here? I finished an edit in Final Cut and want to use Handbrake to compress further.

Question: On the Dimensions tab how do I set it up to simply take settings from input file without any change?

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 3 months ago

OK. I will run some tests on h265. Given what we know of my video which options you think are best to select out of these in my attached images in handbrake? I will give it a go.



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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 3 months ago

joema wrote:

cyanbaby101 wrote: ...I am on OSX 10.14.6 and FCP 10.4. The clip is already washed out in the FCP previewer even before export versus Quicktime Player even when I select Color Rec709 / Rec601 (Both washed out) in Color Space Override. I tried exported to verify it was not just the previewer and yes, still washed out...


Your last screen cap shows you are using an older version of Quicktime Player, not version 10. How does the original clip look if you just press the space bar in Finder (Quick Look)?

Also there have been numerous color-related changes and fixes in FCPX since 10.4. While there is not one specifically described as "fixes washed out export", the fix list terminology is often broad and not comprehensive. It makes sense to upgrade to the latest possible version of FCPX. Starting with FCPX 10.4.7 there are also major performance improvements due to Metal.

In cases like this you often cannot trust what you're seeing on a single machine. Can you copy both original and exported clips to another Mac, another Windows machine, an iPhone or upload them to Youtube and check the color during streaming playback on various devices? This might give some ideas about the problem.


Can you take the sample I gave you and export it h264 using handbrake and quicktime? Is it washed out for you? Because it is for me across all platforms FCP, Quicktime, Handbrake.

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 3 months ago

joema wrote: In FCPX 10.4.8 on MacOS 10.15.4, I exported your test clip as H264 (fast) and as ProRes 422. Viewed in Quicktime Player 10, I don't see any significant difference in color. See attached. In the FCPX Inspector "i" tab, you could select "settings" at bottom and (1) Verify the color space and (2) Try overriding the color space to some different values then export. Even if it is already Rec601, override it to that then export. Then try Rec709.

If you are on an older version of FCPX or MacOS it is conceivable there have been changes in color space identification.

I am on OSX 10.14.6 and FCP 10.4. The clip is already washed out in the FCP previewer even before export. versus Quicktime Player. When I select Color Rec709 / Rec601 (Both washed out) in Color Space Override. I tried exported to verify it was not just the previewer and yes, still washed out.



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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 3 months ago

joema wrote:

cyanbaby101 wrote: ..I don't see any link or private message. Can I email it to you?


Send it here: www.transferbigfiles.com/dropbox/joema


Sent. If you can figure out a way using quicktime or handbrake or anything to export this with h264 and not have it be washed out, that is my ultimate goal. Thanks so much!

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 3 months ago

joema wrote:

cyanbaby101 wrote: ...Hi Joema. Can I just sent you the video file? It's small. Probably quicker.


I sent you a file upload link in a private message. You can upload it there. Let me know if it does not work.


I don't see any link or private message. Can I email it to you?

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 3 months ago

joema wrote: It might be a color space mis-identification caused by how it was originally ripped. At a minimum we need to see the color space identifier of the original clip as viewed in the FCPX inspector under the "i" tab.

I don't know how it was originally captured but many of those tools produce malformed metadata that causes problems downstream.

If you simply trim it using Quicktime Player does that small result clip show washed out color? support.apple.com/guide/quicktime-player...lip-qtpf2115f6fd/mac

Ideally we'd like to see the full output of a tool like Invisor for the original clip. www.invisorapp.com

This tool also enables side-by-side spreadsheet-style comparison between multiple files and is integrated into the Finder via right-click>Services>Analyze with Invisor. You can load multiple files or drag/drop additional files on the Invisor window to compare the metadata.


Hi Joema. Can I just sent you the video file? It's small. Probably quicker.

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 4 months ago

Here is the screesn shot of the problem:



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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 4 months ago

joema wrote:

cyanbaby101 wrote: ... it's a raw vid file so 4 hours is 72 GB...I exported to h264 and the video's colors are washed out....


When you say the FCPX export looks "washed out" - when played by what, and relative to what? If by chance you played one with VLC and one with Quicktime, those can have different gamma settings.


Played in VLC, Quicktime, Previewer. All the same. h264 export coloring is washed out versus original file with specs I posted.

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 4 months ago

Tom Wolsky wrote: Please open a clip in the QuickTime player. Look in the Inspector window and post the complete information that's listed there or a screenshot.


AAC, Stereo (l R) 48,000 khz
Apple MPEG4 Decompressor 640x480
FPS: 29.97
Data Size: 15.09 GB
Data Rate: 27.01 mbits/s
Normal Size: 640x480

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 4 months ago

MPEG-4 Video, AAC

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Josh Jones created a new topic ' HELP! Exporting h264 makes video colors washed out' in the forum. 4 months ago

Hey All. I ripped my old VHS video to a 640 x 480 MOV. So the quality is already pretty crap. BUT it's a raw vid file so 4 hours is 72 GB. Which is obviously overkill.

I exported to h264 and the video's colors are washed out.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Josh Jones replied to the topic 'Export (Shared) File Disappears' in the forum. 4 months ago

FCPX.guru wrote: Check the Background Tasks window to be sure it's done.
Do a search of your Mac for the file name, you may have mistakenly saved it to another location.


Did all that. No file was created. No background tasks active.

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Josh Jones created a new topic ' Export (Shared) File Disappears' in the forum. 4 months ago

I am trying to export a 72 GB mov to h264 to make it smaller overall file size. Upon export finishing, the export file never shows up on my desktop. There is no errors in the progress window in FCP.

Anyone know a solution?

Thank You

Cyan
OSX Mojave 10.14.6
Final Cut Pro 10.4
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)
2.3 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB

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