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Dustin Schmitt
Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 5:49:50 pm

Hi All,

I just got a Canon 60D and I'm having a little trouble with the work flow with FCP.

I am using the program that came with the camera to copy the files from the camera to my hard drive. It's a basic transfer to my "Pictures" folder. I then "import" my .mov's into FCP then start cutting.

The problems that I am having are:

1. I have to render anything that was shot in HD. This is really time consuming especially when I am making constant changes to my cut.

2. The sequence drops frames when I add a dissolve to a clip.

3. I can't play the video back in "full screen" mode (apple + F12)


Q: what is THE best work flow that you have found to allow a seamless and client ready work flow?


All answers are very much appreciated!

Thanks,


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Shane Ross
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 6:01:57 pm

You are doing everything wrong...sorry to say. Here is the proper workflow for ALL tapeless media, including Canon DSLR...

Tapeless Workflow for FCP 7 Tutorial

Step 1: Backup the FULL CARD...everything.

Step 2: Convert to an editing format. The MOV format the camera records is not optimal for editing...as you are finding.

Shane



GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it.
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Dustin Schmitt
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 8:03:30 pm

Thanks,

any recommendations on the Editing format?

Also the Canon EOS plug in that's on their website: Once I download that and open it does it automatically format itself with FCP?

Thanks


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Brian Pitt
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 6:20:26 pm

Search for forum. This question has been answered at least 34,586 times.

Brian


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Scott Sniffen
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 7:16:08 pm

Check out this quick video on prepping files. Simple.







Scott Sniffen
Sniffen Digital Cinema
http://www.sniffen.com


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Gary Askham
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 7:58:08 pm

I personally wouldn't recommend the workflow in that YouTube video for any professional jobs. Yes, it's fast - but that's about it.


First of all he takes the files from the card without mentioning anything about backing up the card or retaining the folder structure of the card. He then uses Mpeg Streamclip which has it's uses but for transcoding Canon footage I would always use the Canon EOS E1 Log and Transfer Plugin. First of all it adds a Reel name to the footage (allowing it to be media managed in the future) and it also adds timecode to the clip (again for media management and any reconnecting). I'm also not sure why he chooses to Deinterlace the video - the Canon camera's shoot progressive - why deinterlace it?

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FCP and Avid Technical Support
Air Post Production
Shoreditch - London


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Scott Sniffen
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 8:13:46 pm

Even better.

Thanks for the feedback. Always good to hear from experienced people with useful info for others who are inexperienced.

Scott

Scott Sniffen
Sniffen Digital Cinema
http://www.sniffen.com


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Gary Askham
Re: Canon 60D and Final Cut Pro work flow...
on Dec 10, 2010 at 8:21:33 pm

Just follow Shane's video. It tells you everything you need to know to get your footage in.

This really is a common topic - but I guess there is so much misinformation out there that some people do get confused. Just follow Shane's video.

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FCP and Avid Technical Support
Air Post Production
Shoreditch - London


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