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Ted (TR) Wilkinson
Vegas Pro 13 - sending files to an FCP 7 Editor
on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:23:23 pm

Hey everyone.

I'm delivering a feature film that I've edited in Vegas 13 up to their in house team, who work on FCP7.

They had requested ProRes 4:2:2 (HQ) for delivery but of course you can't do that without a Mac. Alternately they requested this:

If you DO NOT output with Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), then I need:
One feature file HQ Quicktime H.264 with soundtrack
One feature file HQ HDV1080i with soundtrack
One feature file HQ HDV1080i with NO soundtrack

So my understanding is, I could actually give them a DNxHD render in an .mov wrapper, though it isn't H.264 - but FCP7 should be able to read it with the codec installed - or at the very least they should be able to run it through compressor on their system to turn it losslessly into the ProRes file they want.

Film is 1080p as well so I'm hesitant to actually encode an HDV1080i and introduce all those artifacts.

Anyway I'm rendering all morning and if anyone sees this in time to help or offer thoughts, thanks in advance!


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John Rofrano
Re: Vegas Pro 13 - sending files to an FCP 7 Editor
on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:03:12 pm

[Ted (TR) Wilkinson] "So my understanding is, I could actually give them a DNxHD render in an .mov wrapper, though it isn't H.264 - but FCP7 should be able to read it with the codec installed - or at the very least they should be able to run it through compressor on their system to turn it losslessly into the ProRes file they want."
I would ask them if they can accept Avid DNxHD before you go through the trouble of creating it and sending it to them. If they don't have the codec already installed, there is probably no chance that they will install it just for you. If they are still using the 7 year old discontinued FCP 7, they might be using an equally old version of Mac OS X which means they won't want to make any changes to it.

Ask them if they can ingest XDCAM in an MXF container. If they can, render to Sony MXF using the HD422 1920x1080-60i 50 Mbps template. This is how we deliver broadcast material to PBS and the quality is outstanding. I'm using using macOS Sierra on my Mac Pro and it supports this natively with the Pro Video Formats package but as I said, if they are still on 7 year old software, your options may be extremely limited to what FCP 7 could ingest 7 years ago.

~jr

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