Reverse Video in Final Cut?

Discussion in 'Video' started by bryan_simpson, May 31, 2003.

  1. Hello,

    Could someone tell me the proper way to reverse video in Final Cut Express?
    I tried using the "reverse" option under "speed" in the "modify" menu, but then
    the video becomes blurred. Is there a way to avoid this blur? Thanks for your
    help.

    Bryan
     
  2. No quite sure how linited FC Express is. I use Final Cut Pro III.
    In FC3 there are filters- one of them being motion (or Speed)
    Bring that filter up and plug in "-100" or "minus 100 percent"
    which in FC3 "reverses" the video.

    The "strobing" "blurring" effect is because the (footage is running
    in reverse) because you are reversing the "fields" of video.

    It's best to do this in Adobe After Effects, which allows you to
    choose between the odd fields or even fields of video when you
    render the finished file. Then you lose the strobeing effect.
    Hope this helps!
    Good luck!
     
  3. God I hate interlace! Not only is it a pain to edit with, it looks ugly on screen! I'm really looking forward to the day when HDTV becomes the international standard.
     

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