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Tom Valens
mixing HVX200 and Sony Z7 HDV in FCP
on Nov 5, 2010 at 1:09:06 am

A post earlier today about mixing HVX footage with EX-1 reminded me of a small upcoming concert shoot I've been asked to help shoot. One camera will be the Panasonic HVX 200 shooting 1080 24p, and the other a Sony Z7 shooting HDV 1080 24p. Not ideal, I know, but that's what we've got. My question for editing in FCP: any major problems (besides the matching headaches)? Best to convert one of the cameras to the other's format, or convert (via Compressor I assume) both to Pro Res? Thanks for any help.

Tom Valens
Tamalpais Productions

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Shane Ross
Re: mixing HVX200 and Sony Z7 HDV in FCP
on Nov 5, 2010 at 1:13:38 am

Convert HDV to ProRes, then you can mix in the DVCPRO HD fine. Or convert both to ProRes. Or if you are lazy, edit both NATIVE formats in a ProRes timeline. I might lean towards editing in a ProRes timeline if you want to get done fast, or convert the HDV to ProRes and do that.

And find projects that DO NOT mix camera types. Ugh.


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