View Full Version : FCP defield tool
July 10th, 2007, 09:16 PM
I've posted this over at the Apple forums, but thought I'd give it a try here too:
Can anyone recommend a good plugin for FCP to combine fields and create a frame? To clarify, I'm not after a deinterlace tool that simply copies one field and discards the other - instead I need something to turn each field into a frame and then combine them, like the Defield tool on Flame.
July 11th, 2007, 03:54 AM
maybe there will be someting at Pluginz (http://www.pluginz.com/category/62?from=rlist&genre=6&type=2) or fxplugfx (http://www.fxplugfx.com/forum/) I could not see a FCP section on Plugin.com so... well maybe it helps.
July 11th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Thanks, in the end I found a couple of good resources for it I thought i'd report back here with.
There's a plugin for FCP I purchased for USD$100 called Standards Convertor which does a pretty reasonable job at converting within FCP, plus it has a good amount of options to play with. Available here: http://www.nattress.com/Products/standardsconversion/standardsconversion.htm
I also came across a really good page explaining the Cinema Tools/Compressor method. It produced excellent results. Page here: http://www.macworld.com/2006/02/secrets/marchcreate/index.php?pf=1
edit: fixed second link, sry. Just watch what its doing to the overall duration in this method.
July 12th, 2007, 03:00 AM
Second link is prolly wrong... Could you fix it? I needed to do this recently.
July 12th, 2007, 03:08 AM
Nice that will be handy for feature reference - thanks for posting back.
@el_diablo: all the links seem to work fine with me which one was you talking about - my second or Yossarian!'s ?!
July 12th, 2007, 03:31 AM
My link, see edit
July 24th, 2007, 03:56 PM
My new favorite is one called JES Deinterlacer. You need it if your using a camera that does 24p under HDV because FCP won't do it by default without Cinematools/Compressor, which is much slower way.
July 24th, 2007, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the heads up about the JES tool - I had no idea it existed, and free as well!
edit: just realised my second link had nothing to do with field removal at all, apologies - I was in another headspace altogether.
July 24th, 2007, 10:21 PM
NP, just found it the other day on dvinfo.net. I captured files out of my new HV20 which supports 24p but FCP doesn't have native inverse telecine in the timeline for 30i to 24p, only the other way around.