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Richard GardnerXDCam Data Rate
by on Apr 23, 2010 at 1:42:10 pm

I'm just beginning a project shot on XDCam, which I'm new to. I'm told it was shot @ 1080p 50 Mb/s. In my bins the footage shows this info (and HD422) but also says the Data Rate is 7.1 MB/s. That seems low to me since SD DV is 3.6 MB/s. Was this footage imported incorrectly before it was sent to me? I have XDCam Transfer, but my DP did the transfer.

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Noah KadnerRe: XDCam Data Rate
by on Apr 23, 2010 at 1:53:37 pm

DV is 25Mbit so that data rate is exactly correct for 50 Mbit.

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Richard GardnerRe: XDCam Data Rate
by on Apr 23, 2010 at 2:12:59 pm

OK Thanks. That makes sense.

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Craig SeemanRe: XDCam Data Rate
by on Apr 23, 2010 at 2:29:50 pm

Yeah, isn't the modern age of highly efficient codecs wonderful.
And there's AVCHD which, at 24Mbps, is even smaller than DV.



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