Importing MXF video from P2 card to Combustion
by JASON_DORRIS on Feb 20, 2007 at 11:00:14 pm
Hey! I was wondering if anyone out there has a good workflow for bringing MFX files into combustion with the least amount of quality loss. I use footage straight from my Panasonic P2 card without having to worry about editing so I don't need a real-time solution, I'm just concerned with maximum quality preservation for my 1080p footage.
The only intermediate I've used was Cineform's AspectHD CODEC and am not convinced this is the best solution. Have you used any software that will allow the MXF video to be treated as an AVI, QT, or other such combustion importable file without having to transcode?
Re: Importing MXF video from P2 card to Combustion by JASON_DORRIS on Feb 21, 2007 at 11:57:26 pm
I answered my own question if anyone is interested. No, there is not a way to import MXF without a transcode, and subjectily I like the RayLight software over AspectHD. [http://www.dvfilm.com/raylight/]
There are rumors of the HVX [and other P2 cams] being able to shoot and nativly record QT H.264 after a a future firmware upgrade, which would be awesome.
Anyway, if anyone else is doing something simular or has anything to add, I am curious.
Re: Importing MXF video from P2 card to Combustion by eleventy on Feb 23, 2007 at 12:57:44 am
It is possible to use the MXF's nativly, using a trick:
I import my footage into Avid, and export it again as a Quicktime reference. This creates a very small .mov which links to the actual mxf footage. Works perfectly. It should be possible to create Quicktime references using other apps like FCP.