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Simon Graham
New Camcorder: Will This Work ?
on Dec 13, 2014 at 12:58:55 pm

I'm looking at getting a new HD Camcorder for both 4k and 1080 slow-motion.

In Sony Vegas if I have in the same project:

4k @ 30fps (cropped to 1080p)
1080p @ 120fps (slowed down to 30fps for slow-motion)
1080p @ 60fps (majority of video)

Output will be: 1080p @ 60fps

Will this work and be smooth. Any suggestions?
Thanks.


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Russ Froze
Re: New Camcorder: Will This Work ?
on Dec 13, 2014 at 5:00:22 pm

Hello,
And the Manufacture and model number of this marvel are?
Russ Froze


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John Rofrano
Re: New Camcorder: Will This Work ?
on Dec 13, 2014 at 8:06:48 pm

[Simon Graham] "Will this work and be smooth. Any suggestions? "
It will "work" but probably not be smooth depending on your computer. You're asking Vegas Pro to transcode the video on the fly and it will never be smooth. The footage that matches the project will be smooth and the footage that doesn't will not.

I would suggest you be prepared to transcode your non-1080p footage to 1080p. If you are looking to reframe the 4K footage, then do your reframing in a separate project, render to 1080p, and then drop that into your main project fro editing. It will be a much smoother experience.

BTW, Sony recommends at least 8-Cores and 16GB memory for 4K editing. Is your computer up to the task?

~jr

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Simon Graham
Re: New Camcorder: Will This Work ?
on Dec 13, 2014 at 8:30:03 pm

[John Rofrano] "It will "work" but probably not be smooth depending on your computer. You're asking Vegas Pro to transcode the video on the fly and it will never be smooth. The footage that matches the project will be smooth and the footage that doesn't will not.

I would suggest you be prepared to transcode your non-1080p footage to 1080p. If you are looking to reframe the 4K footage, then do your reframing in a separate project, render to 1080p, and then drop that into your main project fro editing. It will be a much smoother experience.

BTW, Sony recommends at least 8-Cores and 16GB memory for 4K editing. Is your computer up to the task?
"


Thanks John, that makes sense.

Any suggestions for getting slow-motion to work? The way I see it, I can only slow down until frame rate matches the project. With 120fps max, my project can either be 30fps or 60fps (the latter only being x2 slow motion). Is my only option a more expensive camera, that can shoot say 240fps?

Pc is only a hex core with 16gb ram, but may upgrade if necessary.


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John Rofrano
Re: New Camcorder: Will This Work ?
on Dec 13, 2014 at 9:31:37 pm

[Simon Graham] "Any suggestions for getting slow-motion to work? The way I see it, I can only slow down until frame rate matches the project. With 120fps max, my project can either be 30fps or 60fps (the latter only being x2 slow motion)."
I don't know why you would want to deliver 60p. 30p is fine for most videos. That would give you the ability to slow down 4x.
[Simon Graham] "Is my only option a more expensive camera, that can shoot say 240fps?"
My iPhone 6 shoots 240fps. ;-)

Obviously higher frame rates will give you slower motion. You could also use software like twixtor to slow the footage down more.
[Simon Graham] "Pc is only a hex core with 16gb ram, but may upgrade if necessary."
That will probably get by and if your entire project isn't 4K then the needs is less. Usually when Sony says something is a minimum, the "real" requirement is much more.

~jr

http://www.johnrofrano.com
http://www.vasst.com



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