Final Cut Pro 6 - Applying the Broadcast Safe Filter to Nested Sequences

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Applying the Broadcast Safe Filter to Nested Sequences

The Broadcast Safe filter should always be the last filter applied to a clip to make sure other
filters that can cause illegal values are corrected. However, in some cases, illegal values may
be generated because of the order in which video is processed in Final Cut Pro.

Here are the video processing steps, in order:

 Filters (filters that appear at the top of the Filters tab in the Viewer are processed first,

followed by filters that appear later)

 Motion parameters such as Scale and Rotation and attributes such as Crop and Distort
 Transitions between two clips in a track
 Compositing modes that blend one or more video clip items together
 Filters applied to the entire sequence (achieved by nesting a sequence and then

applying a filter to it)

Motion parameters, transitions, and compositing modes can alter the results of the
Broadcast Safe filter applied to individual clips. In these cases, it’s best to create a
nested sequence and then apply the Broadcast Safe filter to the nested sequence. For
more information about nested sequences, see Volume II, Chapter 23, “Sequence-to-
Sequence Editing.” This is also more efficient than applying the Broadcast Safe filter to
every clip in your sequence.






Clamp Above = 100

Max. Output = 90

Max. Output

Start (Threshold) = 90

Start (Threshold)

Clamp Above

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Chapter 26

Measuring and Setting Video Levels