Join Frank Rohmer for an in-depth discussion in this video Mixing photos with video, part of Photography Video Workflow: Final Cut Pro + Canon 5D Mark II.
I want to teach you how to add photos to your video here in the sequence of…Final Cut Pro. Now we have already assembled our mini movie and if you have…been following along through all of these lessons, really we are just picking up…where we left off from the previous lesson, where we have already assembled…clips, transitions and a couple of filters and we are ready for the next stage.…So if you navigate over to the Photos bin in your Project Window, open the…folder or open the bin actually if you haven't already done that and take a…look at these photos. Double-Click on the icon to load them up into the Viewer…and you will see that they are all really nice photos.…
By the way, these all came from Frank Ellis photography. He was the…photographer at this particular wedding, on the day that I was following him…around. He told me, he said that I could use this or use these in the training…and I am happy to oblige.…So basically, we have all these photos and we are not going to add all of…these, but I do want to use some to show you the several popular techniques on…
Photography Video Workflow: Final Cut Pro + Canon 5D Mark II was created and produced by Frank Rohmer. We are honored to host his material in the lynda.com library.
- Preparing system hardware for editing HD footage
- Creating a Canon 5D Mark II project preset for HD video
- Transferring and importing Canon HD video files into Final Cut Pro
- Editing with three-point edits, drag and drop, and automated techniques
- Understanding transitions and filters for HD video
- Converting non-drop frame to drop frame for broadcasting
- Finishing a project out to DVD, Windows Media, Flash, or QuickTime
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: In the sequence in the "Auto sequence setup" chapter, the QuickTime video setting is set to H.264, after the instructor prompts us to import the movie into ProRes422 or similar. Therefore, my movie will be 422 and my QuickTime video compressor sequence setting is H.264. Shouldn’t the sequence be set to the same codec as the movie that has been imported?
A: The general rule is that you should edit your footage in the same codec that it was shot in unless you are shooting with a codec like H.264 (Canon, HDSLR cameras). Outside of the HDSLR circle, professional videographers will select a video camera that they believe has the best codec to shoot in. Once that selection has been made they'll typically leave the codec alone while editing.
In the case of Canon HDSLRs, the codec is very challenging to work with, hence the reason for transcoding to ProRes 422. Because H.264 is extremely tough for all editing systems, Canon recommends transcoding their H.264 native codec to ProRes 422. You don't have to do this. Final Cut Pro will edit either way.
Even if the sequence settings are different then the codec used, Final Cut Pro will allow you to go either way. You always have a choice. That's one of many reasons to use Final Cut Pro.