J3 vs V2 for 4K video

Started Aug 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP thedest1 Junior Member • Posts: 30
Re: J3 vs V2 for 4K video

nigelht wrote:

Nikon1user wrote:

Thank you, that was very clear. I just wish the software was more affordable!

Should be able to do the same with FCPX at only $299

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDwNpiaeHeM

Or Apple Quicktime Pro ($30)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiKtYyTAWAw

http://whoismatt.com/ephemeris/

http://freytag-film.com/blog/artikel/nightscapes-a-look-into-creating-a-timelapse-film-on-a-minimal-budget

"What you want to do, is use Quicktime Player Pro 7 to turn your single images into a film. It supports a massive amount of frame rates, but i convert them all to 24fps. I can still speed them up in post if i need to!

It’s all easily done: Open Quicktime Player 7 Pro --> File --> Open Image Sequence --> Select first picture of timelapse --> Open

Then you just hit the export button and make sure all the settings are correct! The timelapse doesn’t play in Quicktime Player 7, as it’s basically a whole bunch of full size images jumbled together!! Put’s loads of strain on the program!

I export my timelapses in 4K, ProRes 4444 and edit them in 4K, so i can step down the resolutions if I need to!"

Getting a clip into 4K ProRes seems straightforward. Editing after is the issue.

You can edit 2K and 4K in iMovie ($15) but can only export in 1080p. Just don't do the time lapse import from iMovie. At least the old iMovie the smallest time duration for each frame was 0.1 sec and you need at to be able to set the duration to 0.04 sec for 24fps.

Note: I've never tried 4K in iMovie. Folks with 2.7K GoPros seem to use it okay. For my old mac it's a little slow even for 1080p editing.

Still, to just experiment with both timelapse and 4K video it's only $50 on the Mac.

Then like lenses you eventually end up with a couple grand worth of software and a hankering for a more advanced body (computer).

Although FCPX is pretty cheap for what it is...a pro NLE.

I see 2 problems there.

- Quicktime is a low-bit software. In Premiere Pro you can edit your videos in 32-bits plugins. Most cheap video editors are 8-bits, so you will throw away a lot of good stuff in your 12-bit RAW files. To solve that problem you can edit your images in a RAW software like Lightroom and then export them to Quicktime.

- Since you can only do 2 second clips, I dont know how quicktime would handle slowmotions. A 3 minute video made out of 2 second clips will be a pain to watch. With twixtor (plugin for premiere pro, after effects, sony vegas etc) you can make your 2 second clip become a 4, 5, 10, 20 seconds clip. As you will be working with 4K, things will be as smooth as a real 1000fps camera.

- I know people using Sony Vegas with great success

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