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Kent Beeson
XDcam 420 transcode Pro res HQ 422 - any benefits?
on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:23:38 pm

Hi

Any color grading (or other) advantage to transcoding my raw SONY EX1R XDcam 35 mbps files at 24p to Apple Pro Res HQ 422? Or is that simply adding massive size with no benefits since it's recorded at XDcam 420?

Thanks

K
http://www.effectivevideo.net


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Rafael Amador
Re: XDcam 420 transcode Pro res HQ 422 - any benefits?
on Sep 27, 2011 at 8:25:04 pm

Hi Kent,
No need unless you plan to work with many layers.
Set your sequence codec Prores.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Brent Dunn
Re: XDcam 420 transcode Pro res HQ 422 - any benefits?
on Sep 28, 2011 at 2:35:19 pm

It may depend on the version of Final Cut you are using. I hear the newer version of Final Cut do not support Log and Transfer. Therefore you would need to transcode your files to ProRes.

Otherwise, file and transfer converts your file to an editable format. No need to transcode.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite





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Kent Beeson
Re: XDcam 420 transcode Pro res HQ 422 - any benefits?
on Sep 28, 2011 at 3:12:54 pm

Thanks for replies - what I was curious about was not wether XDcam would edit easily ni FCP timeline, I do know that it will, but rather when XDcam is transcoded to pro res HQ 422 does that just make a bigger file size with no other advantages or does it somehow also make the clip 422? ie, now better for color grading and/or effects work? Or is it that what is recorded is what is recorded and you can not make it batter quality?


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Brent Dunn
Re: XDcam 420 transcode Pro res HQ 422 - any benefits?
on Sep 28, 2011 at 5:41:01 pm

It's never going to be better than the original recording. Log and transfer works great, unless you bought Final Cut X.

You can also record to an external recorder at 4:2:2 for better color correction in post. This will give you the best image possible from the camera.

Brent Dunn
Owner / Director / Editor
DunnRight Films
DunnRight Video.com
Video Marketing Toolbox.net

Sony EX-1,
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 7D
Mac Pro Tower, Quad Core,
with Final Cut Studio

HP i7 Quad laptop
Adobe CS-5 Production Suite





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Kent Beeson
Re: XDcam 420 transcode Pro res HQ 422 - any benefits?
on Sep 28, 2011 at 5:43:51 pm

OK, thanks


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