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Craig Moore
XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 19, 2010 at 4:11:08 pm

Obviously I have a new toy (with this second post) but I was wondering if anyone had notes of using the native XDCAM codec to edit with in FCP or to transcode to Prores in stead (which I used to do with my HDV footage).

thanks

Craig Moore

Spider Video
http://spidervideo.tv
XDCAM Ex1-R
MacPro FCP3


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Craig Seeman
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 19, 2010 at 4:50:21 pm

FCP 7 allows one to edit XDCAM (and HDV) native and set renders to ProRes so one doesn't have GOP confirms when rendering effects during editing.



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Noah Kadner
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 19, 2010 at 5:13:24 pm

Yup- that's what I do...

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Robert Foote
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 27, 2010 at 7:37:31 am

Be sure to set your sequence settings properly, render to the ProRes format instead of the "same as sequence codec" or it will tell you it is conforming an mp4 when you try to render.

Adapt and overcome!


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Craig Moore
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 28, 2010 at 12:48:28 am

Thanks! It seems to do the trick.

Spider Video
http://spidervideo.tv
XDCAM Ex1-R
MacPro FCP3


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Rafael Amador
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 28, 2010 at 5:07:33 am

But be aware that these renders are for nothing.
When you export, are trashed.
Unless you deliver in XDCAM, set your sequence codec to Prores.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Craig Moore
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 28, 2010 at 10:24:56 am

SO are you saying to set the entire sequence to prores not just the renders? If so then it'd be best to transcode the XDCAM files into prores first before beginning anything...if not delivering to XDCAM?

thanks

Craig

Spider Video
http://spidervideo.tv
XDCAM Ex1-R
MacPro FCP3


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Rafael Amador
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on May 30, 2010 at 1:53:30 am

Craig,
There is no need to transcode anything unless you intend to work with a few layers.
If you set your sequence to Prores, is the same that when you set "render to Prores", but in the end you have all the renders available.
rafael



http://www.nagavideo.com


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David Burch
Re: XDCAM codec or Prores in FCP?
on Jun 4, 2010 at 7:42:28 pm

Good to know. I typically edit native xdcam, as I'm typically working with 3 clips at a time in multiclip editing, and transcoding 3 2+ hour clips is a waste of time and drive space. I've never had much of a problem with this workflow, but I have noticed that exporting finished movie files can take exceedingly long.


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