I'm an experienced photographer who has been asked to shoot stills for a three-minute music video. While I'm happy enough with stills I know next to nothing about video or animation work, but am prepared to put in the hours playing with FCP to get the job done.
A few details: the video will be 1920 x 1080, 'shot' with stills from a 5dii or 1Dx. I'll probably aim for 30 FPS, since I can...
All images will be shot in RAW and batch processed in LR5.
Now, where I need help is advice on file format exporting from LR5 to then be imported into FCP. My initial thoughts are to set aspect ratio in LR to 16:9 and then export to tif, setting:
Colour space: AdobeRGB (1998)
Bit depth: 8 bits
Resize to fit: long edge to 1920 pixels
Resolution: 72 DPI
This is just a guess; I'm pretty sure it will work, but I have no idea if these settings are optimal pr just naive guesses. I would like to produce the highest quality product I can for my friends, so I'm not too bothered about creating vast files providing they can be sensibly processed in FCP on my Mac Pro.
Last, but not least, would the settings change between a colour vs B&W video?
The effect my friends would like to end up with is along the lines of this video:Portugal. The Man - Atomic Man [Official Music Video]
It won't be a copy, more 'inspired by'. Either way, the story-boarding is up to them.
Your help would be very much appreciated