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daniel ladeira
Better TIMELINE Setup
on Dec 7, 2011 at 9:04:07 pm

Hi there everyone.

I am editing a tvshow about a video producer here in Brazil. We have some testimonials in 1920x01080 xdcam, and the movies were stored in the company files as MPEG-2 640x480.

I'd like to know what would be the best timeline setup so that i lose the less in video quality. Its for broadcast.

And also, i'd like to know some clues about sound filters, so that i can do myself a bit of a clean, ambience end hummer fix.

Thanx a lot.

Daniel


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Better TIMELINE Setup
on Dec 7, 2011 at 9:10:31 pm

[daniel ladeira] "We have some testimonials in 1920x01080 xdcam, and the movies were stored in the company files as MPEG-2 640x480.
"


Why were the original HD files stored as MPEG-2 at 640x480 if the final product is for broadcast?

FCP does not recognize MPEG-2 as an editing codec, so unless you have the original HD files you'll have to lose another generation when you transcode. If the MPEG-2 files are all that's available, you'll have to transcode to ProRes 422 or DVCPro50 for editing.

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daniel ladeira
Re: Better TIMELINE Setup
on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:37:56 pm

Hello David.

this material is old stuff. Was generated in 4x3 format and the stored i ias mpeg2. This is what i have available. But i just have to put this material in order in the timeline. I wont cut the movies. It's a collection of short movies, and betwen then there are some interviews with the people who have something to do with theyr history.

my timeline is 1440x1080 (because i thought that this way i'll keep the 16x9 windows that will rule and i will have to scale less, the movies that are in 640x486)
apple pro ress 422
pixel aspect ratio square

what do u think of it?

and thanks for ur attention David

Daniel


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Better TIMELINE Setup
on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:49:24 pm

[daniel ladeira] "my timeline is 1440x1080 (because i thought that this way i'll keep the 16x9 windows that will rule and i will have to scale less, the movies that are in 640x486)
apple pro ress 422
pixel aspect ratio square"


I'd edit in a ProRes anamorphic SD timeline (720x480), not an HD timeline.

David Roth Weiss
Director/Editor/Colorist
David Weiss Productions, Inc.
Los Angeles
http://www.drwfilms.com

Don't miss my new Creative Cow Podcast: Bringing "The Whale" to the Big Screen:
http://library.creativecow.net/weiss_roth_david/Podcast-Series-2-MikeParfit...

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Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums.


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daniel ladeira
Re: Better TIMELINE Setup
on Dec 7, 2011 at 11:37:43 pm

Yes, quite logical.
Thanks for the help again david


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