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Mike Allen
330 to FCP
on Nov 8, 2006 at 2:07:18 pm

I want to attempt this question one more time.

I have a Sony 330, Kona LH, and FCP 5.0.4 (I have not upgraded yet). I want to capture from the camera to final cut through the component cables with my Kona. I want to shoot in HQ 35mb quality setting. I will be using the 24P or 30P setting as well (not in the same sequence).

Question one: What is my capture and sequence setting if I shoot 24P???

Question two: What is my capture and sequence setting if I shoot 30P???

Question three: What does the camera output through component cables?

This is the equipment and software I have at the moment, what is the best workflow considering these elements?

Jesse said that from the camera, whether you shot 24P, 30P or 60i, you'd set your capture settings to 1080i/59.94. However my capture setting on the Kona does not have 1080i/59.94 as an option.


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Nate Weaver
Re: 330 to FCP
on Nov 8, 2006 at 11:39:09 pm

The camera always outputs 1080i60 (or 60, or 59.94, or 29.97, we called it earlier) out the component outputs. No matter what mode or framerate you shot in.

1080i60
1080i59.94
1080i30
1080i29.97 all mean the same thing in this context

Therefore, you would generally capture 1080i60 to DVCPRO HD. There is most likely an "Easy Setup" for this.

Your sequence settings should be exactly the same.


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Mike Allen
Re: 330 to FCP
on Nov 9, 2006 at 2:40:45 pm

Nate,

I was able to capture using easy setup for a Kona LH 1080i/29.97 Everything looked pretty good but I was wondering if (being that I shot at 24P) I am getting the smoothest true 24P playback in a 29.97 sequence. I am new to HD and apologise for the newbe questions in advance.

Also if I accuire in 24P, can I export a self contained movie to compressor as usual and import the resulting MPEG2 file in order to create a standard def. DVD with DVD Studio Pro 4. Or are there more steps involved?


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Nate Weaver
Re: 330 to FCP
on Nov 9, 2006 at 8:22:36 pm

[Mike Allen] "I was able to capture using easy setup for a Kona LH 1080i/29.97 Everything looked pretty good but I was wondering if (being that I shot at 24P) I am getting the smoothest true 24P playback in a 29.97 sequence. I am new to HD and apologise for the newbe questions in advance. "

Yes. That's as smooth as it gets. You see things on TV every day shot 24p in the same manner.

[Mike Allen] "Also if I accuire in 24P, can I export a self contained movie to compressor as usual and import the resulting MPEG2 file in order to create a standard def. DVD with DVD Studio Pro 4."

Yes you can. You can also make an SD MPEG2 directly from your timeline using compressor.

I have to ask though, why aren't you taking advantage of the FAM import capabilities of XDCAM? You just don't want to upgrade your FCP?



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Mike Allen
Re: 330 to FCP
on Nov 9, 2006 at 11:35:16 pm

It is my plan to upgrade soon but I have not had the time. I have a coorporate shoot tomorrow and everyone wants to use the new format and thus all the questions.

Can you give a brief explanation of a comment you made in a previous post.

1080i60
1080i59.94
1080i30
1080i29.97 all mean the same thing in this context

Therefore, you would generally capture 1080i60 to DVCPRO HD. There is most likely an "Easy Setup" for this.

What do you mean by "all mean the same thing in this context"?

And I do not have an easy setup for 1080i60 but I do have a Kona 1080i30 DVC pro setup.

Also, would it be obvious if I were using a wrong setting. Or would it just not work at all. Things seem to work with the Kona 1080i/29.97 DVC Pro easy setup. I am sure I will catch on in the upcomming weeks, just need to get the ball rolling.


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