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G Map Frames

G Map Frames can have many uses. You can use it to “conform” one clip’s frame rate to the frame rate of the timeline, slowing 30fps footage to 24fps, or speeding up 24fps to 30fps. It can also be used as a super-slowmo plugin with the “Field to Frame” options.

To perform a 40% slowdown of 60i video to a 24p timeline, drop the 60i video on the 24p timeline. Use Final Cut Pro’s in-built speed change option (Apple + J) and set it to 40% with blending off. This will make a clip of the right length as a placeholder for the effect to work in.

Add the G Map Frames plugin to the lengthened clip, and drop the 60i video clip into the “Source Clip” image well at the top of the filter controls. Set the filter to either of the “Field to Frame” modes. The HQ mode will look better, but will take slightly longer to render.

To perform a 50% slowdown of 50i footage to a PAL timeline (works also with 60i video on NTSC timeline), drop the 50i video on the PAL timeline. Use Final Cut Pro’s in-built speed change option (Apple + J) and set it to 50% with blending off. This will make a clip of the right length as a placeholder for the effect to work in.

Add the G Map Frames plugin to the lengthened clip, and drop the 50i video clip into the “Source Clip” image well at the top of the filter controls. Set the filter to either of the “Field to Frame” modes. The HQ mode will look better, but will take slightly longer to render.

G Map Frames can also be used to convert, say, 1080i60 to 720p60. To do this, place you 1080i footage on the 720p timeline. FCP will duplicate each frame to match the 60p frame rate, causing each frame of 1080i to be played twice. This does not look smooth. Now add the G Map Frames plugin, and place the original 1080i footage into the image well. Now set to "Field to Frame" or "Field to Frame HQ", render, and watch a lovely super-smooth conversion. If you see jerking where the video appears to go backwards and forwards, you probably have the field order set incorrectly int the G Map Frames plugin. HD video is "upper".

 
   
 
 
   
 
 
 
   


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