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Bill Parsons
HCVPRO-HD converted to ACVHD?
on Mar 15, 2012 at 12:40:14 am

I have a Panasonic HPX250 that I usually set to shoot in HVCPRO-HD and I am interested in converting the footage to AVCHD. I have a friend who shoots with cameras that produce AVCHD.

How would I convert from the P2 camera to AVCHD? Do I need to shoot some other format on the HPX250, will I need to convert in FCP, or am I unable to make this conversion?

Many thanks, Bill


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Shane Ross
Re: HCVPRO-HD converted to ACVHD?
on Mar 15, 2012 at 5:34:30 pm

Why take your superior format and make it a far INFERIOR one?

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Noah Kadner
Re: HCVPRO-HD converted to ACVHD?
on Mar 16, 2012 at 1:28:38 am

Yeah that would be a major quality hit, plus good luck recreating the exact flavor of AVCHD footage the friend uses. If this is presumably for editing the two together- any modern NLE will do this step for you and mix accordingly at best possible quality.

Just turn over your DVCPROHD footage as complete copies of the entire card structure from your camera and let them take it from there. Or if you want to be extra nice- convert to a more robust format like DNxHD, CineForm or ProRes- depending on where you're coming from. But finding out a bit more on the why you need this would help.

Noah

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Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic AC160/130.


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Bill Parsons
Re: HCVPRO-HD converted to ACVHD?
on Mar 16, 2012 at 1:33:42 am

As you both suggest, it's not my choice. I thot it would make my friend's life easier if I converted to his format, even tho it's lower res.
He tells me that FCP doesn't speak AVCHD and that he uses a converter.
I agree that letting him sew them together is easier

Thanks for the responses.

Best, Bill


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Shane Ross
Re: HCVPRO-HD converted to ACVHD?
on Mar 16, 2012 at 3:04:48 am

FCP speaks AVCHD the same way it speaks P2...the footage needs to be accessed via Log and Transfer and brought in that way. FCP doesn't deal with either format natively.

Tutorial on this whole process with tapeless:

Tapeless Workflow for FCP 7 Tutorial

Give them the card backup, as I outline in the video. Do not try to make it AVCHD in any way, shape or form.

Shane
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Noah Kadner
Re: HCVPRO-HD converted to ACVHD?
on Mar 17, 2012 at 1:17:55 am

Yeah the friend is mistaken- if he gets your footage as card archives from the camera itself he'll be able to ingest as DVCPROHD directly and be good to go from there. File>Log and Transfer. Just make sure to copy your footage as the entire structure from the card, each card into its own discrete folder and it will be good to go.

Noah

Call Box Training.
Featuring the Panasonic GH2 and Panasonic AC160/130.


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