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Roli Rivelino
Mini DV question
on Jan 28, 2011 at 9:59:22 am

I'm cutting a multi format project, from EX to, 35mm to mini dv through to Digi beta.

I've set the sequence to 1080 16:9 using the EX compressor so my mini dv footage has got to be upscaled to fit the screen, it looks OK on my little screen, but I reckon it's going to look awful on the big screen.

I have a creative idea to get around that, but I'm wondering if there's a technical solution?

I'm pretty sure the answer is no, but thought I'd ask anyway.

Many thanks.

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Shane Ross
Re: Mini DV question
on Jan 28, 2011 at 10:20:14 am

Rule #1...when mixing codecs, do not use a GOP format sequence setting. XDCAM is a GOP format. The format is complex and will cause the machine to slow down, and crash often. When mixing formats, use a PRO RES sequence setting.

As for the DV footage, if you can't capture it via hardware like a Kona card or Matrox or Decklink card, that does hardware upconversions, then it would be wise to get software like INSTANT HD from redgiantsoftware.com to do the conversion. It does a great job. Or you can use Compressor, but you have to know your way around the settings.

Shane

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Roli Rivelino
Re: Mini DV question
on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:21:07 am

Thanks for that info Shane, especially about the mixing of codecs.

Just to make sure, I can just go into sequence settings and change the compression codec to ProRes right?

http://www.rolirivelino.com/

System
Mac Pro 2.8Gb quad core
8Gb RAM
1x 320Gb 7200 hardrive
1x 1Tb 7200 hardrive
Nvidia Geforce 8800 512mb Graphics card
1x 1Tb external WD 'My Book' eSata

Equipment
Panasonic AG-HVX 200
Firestore FS-100


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Shane Ross
Re: Mini DV question
on Jan 28, 2011 at 11:44:00 am

I'd make a new sequence. Choose a ProRes Easy Setup, then make a new sequence, then copy and paste the items from the old sequence to the new one.

Shane

GETTING ORGANIZED WITH FINAL CUT PRO DVD...don't miss it.
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Roli Rivelino
Re: Mini DV question
on Jan 28, 2011 at 12:28:19 pm

Will do, thanks Shane.

http://www.rolirivelino.com/

System
Mac Pro 2.8Gb quad core
8Gb RAM
1x 320Gb 7200 hardrive
1x 1Tb 7200 hardrive
Nvidia Geforce 8800 512mb Graphics card
1x 1Tb external WD 'My Book' eSata

Equipment
Panasonic AG-HVX 200
Firestore FS-100


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