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Ben Edwards
Cant work out how to convert iMovie DV into ProRes
on Mar 31, 2011 at 10:41:24 am

Hi,

I have a load of DV footage captured with iMovie. It does not play properly so I was advised to convert to proses. I selected the clips and went into Media Manager and selected Prores 422 (LT) PAL 48Mhz. It seemed to simply copy not reincode the footage. I have selected recompress in the drop down.

Any idea what I am doing wrong?

Ben

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Steve Eisen
Re: Cant work out how to convert iMovie DV into ProRes
on Mar 31, 2011 at 12:23:31 pm

Do it in Compressor, QTPro or MPEG Streamclip.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
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Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Ben Edwards
Re: Cant work out how to convert iMovie DV into ProRes
on Mar 31, 2011 at 1:54:06 pm

Thanks. I have just looked at compressor. There are hundreds of clips in lots of different directories. Is there an easy way of just saying convert everything in this directory structure to prores.

Also some of the clips have been logged and subcliped. I believe media manager would keep this. Can it be kept with compressor?

Ben

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Steve Eisen
Re: Cant work out how to convert iMovie DV into ProRes
on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:31:26 pm

Compressor does do a batch.

Personally if you have that much footage and want an easy workflow, recapture your footage into FCP using DV-PAL.

2nd option create a DV-PAL sequence and add your .dv footage and render.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Ben Edwards
Re: Cant work out how to convert iMovie DV into ProRes
on Mar 31, 2011 at 2:43:27 pm

Thanks,

I think recapturing is the best option. The downside is that we would have to relog and the heads on the camera used to recird may of been misaligned, we have had this problem with cameras lugged around Uganda.

What I cant work out is why Media Manager wont reincode into prores. I saw a apple tutorial on the net doing just this.

Ben

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