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Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools

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This tutorial shows you how to convert 720p60 footage into very smooth slow motion using the CONFORM option of Cinema Tools.



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Re: Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
by Juan Marin
Great tutorial!

Is there a way to conform a video from 60fps to 40fps? I ask you this because I shot a band playing a song at 1.5 times the real speed (to achieve a not-so-slow motion video). After simple math, I would roughly need that the video replays a 40fps to match the real song.

We tried to make the video at 2 times the speed of the song, because going from 60fps to 30fps is as easy as you showed in this video, but at 2 times the speed the song goes unplayable (even by just making fast moves over the playback).

Thanks in advance for any comment about this!

Starting in Pro Video - Musician (@LaVesper - http://www.lavesper.net)
@Juan Marin
by Shane Ross
Not within the Final Cut Studio universe. FCP and other tools only work with standard frame rates. Motion and AE might be able to do this...and PPro MIGHT be able to edit this, but there is no way you can edit 40fps with Apple products...not easily.

Not sure how you will distribute this odd frame rate either...

Shane
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Re: Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
by Shane Ross
Conform will not work with GOP formats like HDV and XDCAM. There are no real frames, only a Group of Pictures. (look up GOP format...HDV...in the Wikipedia).

You need to convert the footage to ProRes first.

Shane

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Re: Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
by Marine de Contes
Hi,

I followed all the steps you mention but when I open the clip in Cinema Tool, the conform button is not activated, and I can't clic on it.

My video clip is HDV 1280x720 60p.

Do you know why I can't access to the conform button?
Re: Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
by Daniel Burke
WOW Thanks Shane!!!! Not sure why its so difficult working with other plugins, etc. Cinema tools is almost too easy! Thanks.
Re: Smooth Slow Motion with Cinema Tools
by Michael Chirgwin
Thanks Shane for taking the effort to make these great tutorials! They are of huge assistance and I've been trying to edit for 40 years, and still learning!


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