Hey, I have been animating in Dragon Stop motion and then making quicktime .mov files out of them for insertion into my Final Cut Pro7 edits...BUT, I noticed that every 4-5 frames a duplicate frame(of the last frame) is being created...so, a stutter effect is happening. I have actually had to go in and cut out a frame every 4-5...Has anyone encountered this problem? I double checked my frame rate in dragon  (I'm going 24 FPS), and our live action was also shot 24P. So don't understand the situation and how to remedy. Thanks!

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It sounds like FCP is set to 30fps and is adding frames to your 24fps.

Sounds right.



Sean O'Hara said:

It sounds like FCP is set to 30fps and is adding frames to your 24fps.

I know premiere the frame rate in made in the original composition set up and caan't be changed. Only a new one w/ right settings during creation.

I had a similar problem with FCP 6, trying to set a project at 24 fps.  Even though the QT movies I imported were also at 24fps (set in TV Paint, and played fine at 24 fps in AE or other software), but in FCP6 kept reverting to 30 fps (or 29 point something) and adding frames.  I tried starting new projects at 24p several times, but  never figured it out.  In the end I made my project 25 fps (PAL video rate used in my country) instead, and then I had no problems with it staying at 25 fps.  It was my film, and could be at whatever rate I liked, but there must be a way to fix it because many films do have to be at 24 fps.  

Thanks for the input guys.....I am wondering if just going in and deleting the added frames will suffice or if after I do that,

the program will try to add again? I noticed a couple frames were actually blurred and I haven't even added a motion blur effect...strange. Sounds like I need to talk to someone at Final Cut...Whoever that is....? If we solve this I'll share the answer with everyone here and wherever...it's a pain.

Don't see anywhere in the FCP tools where it says how many FPS are being applied....I'm going to go try to find a FCP forum, and hope I find a super Geek who knows how to get into the right places...

How to switch it to 24 is the question...Can't seem to find that.

Hey, I just realized that ever since I got my camera/dragon stopmo set-up...I've been running it through a Black Magic HDMI card and therefore an HDMI cord from the camera...When I was hunting around in the computer it says that the Black Magic card ends in an "I"...someone said  it should be "P"...Not sure if this is the problem or not, but tonight I tried doing a scene without the HDMI and just using the regular HTML cord...but couldn't make a connection...So, still not sure if that's the problem...Do you guys use HDMI cord or HTML for camera to Dragon set up? Originally I was under the impression that you HAD to use the HDMI to get HD...is this true or not?...seems like the answer was very mysterious back then, so I played it safe and always went through the HDMI card....mistake?

"I" and "p" generally refer to interlaced or progressive. This shouldn't make any difference with stills, but matters a lot with video. Stick with progressive, and opt for this in the editor.

I use a DSLR and Dragonframe saves each frame directly onto the computer, so no card is needed in the camera. The connection is via USB cable. I wonder if the HDMI connection is creating a 30fps movie? Surely what you want to do is to allow DF to save the individual frames, then select them as an image sequence to work on, converting when needed into a movie sequence? Or is it that the Black Magic camera won't allow single frames to be exported? I don't use the DF facility for converting to QuickTime, just work on the image sequence, so can control all the parameters.

You mentioned about getting HD images.... The stills from my DSLR are more than 5k pixels wide, so more than four times as big as HD. So I wonder if you are trying to create 1920 X 1080 stills, and the camera isn't allowing you to do it?

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