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Shaun Sinnott
Settings for Mpeg streamclip? MP2 to a quicktime file in Final Cut Pro 7
on Oct 23, 2011 at 10:35:50 pm

I have footage shot on a Sony DCR-SX40, the resulting files on the camera are Mpeg-2 files (very small files, about 215MB for 9 minutes of footage. I have about 100 of these 10 minute files I need to bring in.

First setting I chose in MPEG streamclip was Apple FCP Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2.

result: Bad: file size 14G, also interlace problem
Good: no rendering needed for video on the timeline

2nd format: Apple Pro Res 422 (LT)

result: file size better only 4G ( I would prefer something similar to original file size. Must render to play on FCP Timeline.

3rd format: DVC-Pro HD

Result: Bad:
File size 4gig ( not great but not terrible), must render to play on FCP timeline.

Good: No interlacing problem.


What I need is a setting to give me a file size similar to original file, no interlacing problem, FCP timeline ready i.e. no rendering needed to edit.


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Eric Strand
Re: Settings for Mpeg streamclip? MP2 to a quicktime file in Final Cut Pro 7
on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:10:47 pm

Use Log and Transfer inside of FCP. Watch Shane Ross' tutorial

http://library.creativecow.net/ross_shane/tapeless-workflow_fcp-7/1


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Shaun Sinnott
Re: Settings for Mpeg streamclip? MP2 to a quicktime file in Final Cut Pro 7
on Oct 23, 2011 at 11:49:12 pm

Thank you, but that doesn't tell me what settings to use.


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Alexander Kallas
Re: Settings for Mpeg streamclip? MP2 to a quicktime file in Final Cut Pro 7
on Oct 24, 2011 at 12:37:07 am

[Shaun Sinnott] "2nd format: Apple Pro Res 422 (LT)
result: file size better only 4G ( I would prefer something similar to original file size. Must render to play on FCP Timeline."


Your file size is not the most important choice, output quality is. Your 2nd (above choice) is the best compromise, FCP6 and up will match your time-line settings to the imported codec automatically, so
no rendering required.

Cheers
Alexander


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