When I export a XML from FCP 7 all of my files come over and link but there is no video with my HDV files (1440 x 1080) all of my other files (Canon FX etc) come over fine.
What am I doing wrong…
Thanks for the replies:
I would think that Autodesk would support HDV as i’m sure some of us still have a camera that we need to use that shots tape! Are you planning to support it...I have quite a few clients that most of their footage was shot on tape.
The XML conversion is Apple’s XML version 5. All footage was digitized from a Sony HDV deck.
I am using FCP 7.0.3
Smoke trial 5
Do you know of any way to bring this into smoke via XML. all of my sequences are 1440 x 1080 422(HQ)
Did you perform the test that I suggested? Where you able to import open of these clips into Smoke without using the XML?
As for importing your XML, smoke can import the XMLs for FCP 7. The issue is what resolution it is being exported from FCP.
HDV is anamophically streched so the pixel aspect ratio is different and you need to take this into account. This could also be the reason why media is not relinking because the resolution of the XML is different to the footage.
Prior to importing i an XML, you can also set the correct aspect ratio of the quicktime file by going to the FORMAT SPECIFIC OPTIONS, choosing Quicktime and change the METADATA menu to the IMAGE menu. Here you will be able to set the aspect ratio of the media prior to importing.
I have not been able to import any of the HDV footage to smoke either by XML or just a clip. I can however compress a clip to 422(HQ) and import that but it screws up the aspect and the color. Suggestions!
If Smoke cannot read the HDV file properly that there obviously is an issue. I tested Smoke with a QuickTime DV file and that worked but I know that they are different codecs so I’ll report this.
If you convert the file to Apple ProRES, than you should be able to import the media into Smoke.
To solve your issues, If you go to the FORMAT SPECIFIC tab in the MediaHUB and select your QuickTime file, you will see the properties for format appear. Change the option from METADATA to IMAGE. In this menu you will find the QuickTime Image settings that allow you to change the aspect ratio. There is also a YUV HEADROOM button which might correct your colours. Try importing with the option on and than off to see which one works for you.