#1 - So I shot a bunch of stuff (70%) in 60fps. In Final Cut I was planning in editing in a 60fps timeline. Now when I speed that to 50% in my timeline the slow mo looks good but is that the best quality it will be? Should I convert outside of FCP and then import or is what I did in FCP adequate?
#2 - Now I also have 24fps footage. Should I just drop this in the timeline and render it or should I convert outside of FCP and then import to the timeline?
I know this probably seems mundane to some of you but some quick advice would be helpful. I wan't to get this edit started on the right foot.
just tossing on 50% speed in fcp on 60p footage will make it look super horrible. what you should do if you already have 24p footage, is use cinema tools to conform all your 60p footage to 24p so that you are always editing with the proper sequence settings. Your 60p footage will be really smooth when it plays back in 24p and if you want it to be full speed just change the speed up to 250% and it will play back in normal speed again.
if you are using a dslr/go pro or pretty much anything like it you should follow the work flow in this video. its what i am assuming 90% of people who film on here do if they use fcp.
Thanks I realize that's a good way to go. I just don't want to really slow down that many shots so I'd hate to conform all of it and then speed it up due to how long it would take to render. Also ensuing cuts would take longer to render also. If that's the best way then I'll do it but I'm just wondering what people's workflows are like for this type of stuff.
if you have everything as ProRes422 then you wont have to render when you make changes in your timeline ever really. only with certain effects. Its probably the fastest and most convenient way to edit. ive been using this system for quite a while now and I like it.