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Jared Hawco
Mixing DVX and HVX footage
on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:09:11 am

I currently shoot with a DVX but i'm planning on buying a HVX/HPX for shooting second angles. What are my options for mixing the SD and HD footage in FCP if I want to have a HD final output? Should I shoot letterbox on the DVX, should i shoot 4:3 on the DVX and crop or convert/uprez to HD...

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Noah Kadner
Re: Mixing DVX and HVX footage
on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:30:25 am

The SD footage will look low resolution in an HD timeline, especially when played in HD.

Noah

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Jared Hawco
Re: Mixing DVX and HVX footage
on Mar 18, 2011 at 5:38:35 pm

I'm aware that the SD footage won't look great in an HD timeline, but i'm only filming skate videos. I just don't have the money to shell out on an HD xtreme fisheye yet, so i'm keeping my DVX for fisheye shots.

I was planning on mixing DVX 30p footage with HVX 720 60p footage in a 30p HD timeline. If you were in this situation would you shoot letterbox with the DVX or would you convert the SD in post?

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Noah Kadner
Re: Mixing DVX and HVX footage
on Mar 20, 2011 at 5:17:15 am

I'd shoot squeeze- assuming you have a DVX100A or B.

Noah

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