I did some digging around and haven't been able to find an answer, so maybe someone here might be able to shed some light on an issue we're having.
We're shooting on a Panasonic HVX200, 1080/60i, well lit with key, fill (and orange filter for some warmth), 3rd light on the back wall to kill shadows- add some depth.
Hooked up the camera to a macbook pro running final cut so we could use the waveform monitor, white balanced, everything looks great.
Then we shoot to P2, everything looks great. But at the end of shoot, we take the footage into Final Cut, and the color really gets saturated - i.e the talent looks now like an oompa loompa, and there is a little bit of noise in the background, plus the video no longer looks hi-def.
So we go back into the studio, and this time just log and capture directly to the macbook to see if something's wrong with our lighting and or camera setting. Playback looks great.
I assume we're doing something wrong in the transfer from P2 to FCP, but what I can't guess.
Any suggestions? Also, should we be shooting 1080/60i? We're going to be using it for web, DVD, and in some cases broadcast.
Thanks and sorry for the long winded post.
Firewire for the connection.
Oh, and I did check the camera- was wrong on the format. We had it at 1080i/24p (since we do use the footage for broadcast at times as well). The scene file though was turned to fluorescent, which I'm assuming was our big issue.
My boss read that we should be either using B-press or cine-V.
Also, still need to know why it looks fine on the P2 card and even when recording directly to the macbook, but when we go into final cut on our edit system everything turns to crud.
We do have a large flat screen hooked up, but I don't know what card is being used to drive it.