I created a scene in Dragonframe at 15 FPS and want to load those pictures into Final Cut Pro to save them as a movie. So I exported all the images as TIFF files and imported them all into Final Cut Pro, but the settings in final cut pro only allow for the user to set the duration of imported stills, not a frame rate. Dividing 1 second by 15 gives me 0.066666 recurring which doesn't work out so well.
Does anyone know how to set the frame rate in Fina Cut Pro to 15 FPS? or what I need to set the duration at?
Thanks in advance for your help.
I don't have much experience about final cut, but I think it should work out if you set the frame rate of your project to 15fps and then set the duration of one still image to one frame (00:00:00:01).
According to that site you can import still images as an image sequence to final cut and choose any frame rate you want.
I hope this helps, even a little :)
Hi Lauri, thanks for your reply. I think I might have a different version of FCP to the blogger's as I didn't have some of those options. It was really useful in getting to know a bit more about FCP though. Someone else sent me a video of how to export high quality videos from Dragon Frame which answers my problem. If you or anyone else is interested here's a link: http://vimeo.com/31435285
Thanks for the help, it's much appreciated!
Now I've got my next mountain to climb: Adobe After Effects!
I don't import a sequence of images into Final Cut Pro (in versions 5, 6, or 7. Haven't tried FCP X, don't ever intend to.) It isn't really set up to work well with image sequences, I found it diabolically difficult. It was fine for importing a single still image and having that last for a second or two, but getting it to recognise a sequence as something that should play at the normal frame rate, like every other program I use, was too hard.
Instead, I import the image sequence into QuickTime Pro 7 (about $30 in the US), then export as a QT movie at whatever frame rate I want, then import that into Final Cut. Final Cut likes QT movies. I choose an uncompressed format from the list of options - files size is big, but it preserves quality.
That way FCP is happy, I'm happy.
Yeah I found out FCP is not "stop motion friendly". I have the latest version of Mountain Lion and everything that comes with it, including Quick Time and I couldn't find the options for important image sequences. Instead I worked out (well, watched that video) how to export good quality videos from DragonFrame.
I also gave Adobe Premier a quick go and I found that much more suited to me than FCP. I'm thinking of ditching FCP for Premier as there may also be benefits for when the project moves into After Effects.