i ran into a problem trying a timelapse in FCP today. i filmed a sunset so i had about 30 minutes of footage that needed to be sped up to about 3 seconds. this means the footage needs to be 600x shorter than its original length. however the "change speed" option in FCP only lets you speed footage up by 100x. Even after the sequence change is rendered, the previous information is still held, so you can't speed it up again. There has to be a way around this...does anyone know?
That's assuming you want to keep all your frames. You could painstakingly go through and get rid of some interval of footage over the whole clip/span of clips, thus shortening the amount of footage you have to speed up and creating the illusion of speed.
But like I said...painstaking. Other than that I think you gotta export/reimport. In Premiere you could just import the sequence into another sequence, then speed up the sequence. That allows you to skip the export. IDK if FCP has an option like that.
Sorry for the dub post. Thought of more shit after. Hai crom you suck at return texts.
i couldnt find a working Pp torrent for mac or i would probably be using it. does export and then reimporting further ruin IQ tho? i still dont know the best way to export yet..is it camera specific?
It's relatively camera specific, but not necessarily. It depends on what you want. You wanna match your sequence settings, which should be matched to the footage you're working with. At least that's the mantra I work by.