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Nick Rood
Log and Transfer in DVCPro in FCP 6?
on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:35:27 am

Hello!

Pretty simple question here, hopefully a yes or no answer...

When you go into the Log and Transfer preferences in FCP 6, under the P2-AVC Intra drop down menu I only have the ability to capture in ProRes or ProRes HQ. But in the same drop down menu in FCP 7 I have options such as DVCPro, native, etc...

Is there a codec or something I'm missing that FCP 6 needs to gain these options? Or does it just make more sense to attempt the upgrade to 7 on that machine?

Thanks!!


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Shane Ross
Re: Log and Transfer in DVCPro in FCP 6?
on Dec 7, 2011 at 1:10:15 am

FCP 6 only has two flavors of ProRes...422 and HQ. FCP 7 has ProRes Proxy, LT, 422, HQ and 4444. FCP 7 also has the ability to bring in AVCIntra native...although there are no sequence settings for it, so you'd have to use ProRes settings and render the footage when done. I just convert.

So...if you use FCP 6, your choices are only ProRes 422 and ProRes HQ. DO NOT import the footage in FCP 7 as Proxy, LT, 4444 or native if you intend to edit this with FCP 6. Things will not go smooth...most often won't work.

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Nick Rood
Re: Log and Transfer in DVCPro in FCP 6?
on Dec 7, 2011 at 1:15:34 am

Fair enough. We actually run a fairly large operation and have ultimately decided to use DVCPro instead of ProRes (our content ends up online, anyway).

For a variety of reasons we've had to start logging using FCP6 (we were using FCP 7 previously, which allows for the use of DVCPro when logging P2s) and was just hoping to save us from the added converting step....

Thanks for the help!


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Shane Ross
Re: Log and Transfer in DVCPro in FCP 6?
on Dec 7, 2011 at 1:40:39 am

P2 can either be DVCPRO HD or AVCIntra. And yes, you can convert AVCintra to DVCPRO HD. I forgot about that part. I tend not to, as AVCIntra is 10-bit, full raster, and DVCPRO HD is 8-bit anamorphic. So loss of quality there.

But it works for the web.

Shane
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