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Julie Chabot
HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 5:40:47 pm

I am trying to output a sequence at a 59.94 frame rate on a Sony hvr 1500. I get the following message from FCP "this sequence is not compatible with HDV print to video".
I made an output yesterday at a 29.97 frame rate and had no problem. Now I need to output at 59.94 and FCP won't let me do it.
I did trash my pref. I also created in "Device Control Presets" a setting that match my sequence... I am at a loss... Do I need to use my Kona card to solve this problem or is there another way?
Thanks

Jules


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Shane Ross
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:16:23 pm

Sony HDV doesn't do 59.94. That is a 720p format and not something it is compatible with. 29.97 only.


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Julie Chabot
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 8:17:45 pm

Thank you for your answer and time.


Jules


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David Roth Weiss
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 6:23:24 pm

In addition to to what Shane said, let me ask, why are you mastering to HDV?

When you master to HDV you lose a generation and it hits graphics and text with another bad and unnecessary compression hit. Better choices are archiving as a digital file or mastering to a format such as DVCPro or HDCam.

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Julie Chabot
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 8:12:00 pm

Thank you for the info. Although I am sorry to said I don't understand your answer completely.
We will be shooting in HDV (client's request) and I am now making screeners from archival witch I converted to 1080i at 59.94 to match my future sequence (HDV 1080i at 59.94 frame rate) So why am I loosing a generation? I am doing so not to lose quality... trying to preserve original video rate codec etc. I apologize in advance if my lack of technical knowledge is sooooo broad.


Jules


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Shane Ross
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:00:55 pm

There is no such thing as 1080i 59.94 HDV. HDV does not run at 60fps at 1080.

1080i60 is 29.97. Confusing, I know. But the "i" indicates INTERLACED, so 1080i60 60 interlaced fields, 2 fields per frame...30fps running at 29.97. 720p60 indicates PROGRESSIVE ("p")...so it is 60 full progressive frames running at 59.94.

Shane



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Julie Chabot
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:32:58 pm

Got it.
Thank you so much.

Jules


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David Roth Weiss
Re: HDV print to video
on Jan 11, 2010 at 9:55:22 pm

[Julie Chabot] "So why am I loosing a generation?"

You are losing a generation if you print HDV back to tape on the little DV tapes, because that is the nature of HDV. It does a process called "conform," which recompresses all frames.

David Roth Weiss
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David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles

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