Having used CatDV as a great logging and systematizing tool for my previous documentary projects, I am presently trying to define the most functional work flow for my next project.
It is a typical process documentary that includes a rather voluminous footage, which basically is shot with a XDcam EX3 camera. Thus the files´raw format is XDcam EX 1080 i50. MPEG stream clip/ (.MP4)
I have logged quite a lot of the raw material already, but of course, this format is not very handy for editing. So I need to convert them to .mov files.
All experience shows that Prores 422 is the most convenient .mov-format for editing.
- But in order to keep/transfer my DVcat logs of the already logged .MP4-files into the FCP-project, what could be the most rational and efficient way of converting the rawfiles/MP4-files to (preferably) Prores 422-format and still keep/get the DVCat log files in the FCP?
- Is there any converting facility in the DV Cat software?
Having spent a lot of time on this issue already without having found a rational solution, I would appreciate very much your answer, preferably as soon as possible.