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Roli Rivelino
DSLR work flow
on Jan 11, 2012 at 5:18:13 pm

Hi I'm about to start my first DSLR project in the next couple of days and I'm wondering if there's anything in particular I have to worry about.

I know there are sync issues with DSLR, but this is a music video so that shouldn't be a problem, right?

Any tips greatly appreciated.

many thanks.

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Dave LaRonde
Re: DSLR work flow
on Jan 11, 2012 at 6:03:51 pm

As long as you know enough to use proper techniques to transcode the footage to ProRes 422 prior to editing, and I bet you do...
and you DO NOT expect to use audio from the camera...
and you're well-versed in the workflow for an external audio recording device, if you use one...
and you maintain a consistent frame rate at every single stage of the workflow...

...you should be okay.

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Shane Ross
Re: DSLR work flow
on Jan 11, 2012 at 6:24:48 pm

THis is the tapeless workflow for FCP:

Tapeless Workflow for FCP 7 Tutorial

You can also transcode the DSLR video with MPEG STREAMCLIP, or COMPRESSOR.

As for "I don't need to worry about sync because this is a music video"...yes you do. CD's on set play back at a slightly different speed than imported into an NLE. 44.1khz (CD) vs 48khz (NLE) is one reason. THe CD player playing back at possibly a different speed (I have seen this more than once) is another. Plaing back from a digital player might help.

Just shoot a test first...play back from a player and shoot with a DSLR...just something in the office. Import it and see what happens. ALWAYS TEST before you begin a workflow you have never done before. Iron out issues before you spend a lot of money on production only to find those issues might be crippling.

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Roli Rivelino
Re: DSLR work flow
on Jan 11, 2012 at 6:58:10 pm

Thanks a lot guys, the footage has already been shot and I'm being brought in on a rescue edit and was wondering how DSLR differs from other tapeless workflows.

I suppose (hope) they have a fully synced (AC3/Mp3.

Once again many thanks.

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Panasonic AG-HVX 200
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Dave LaRonde
Re: DSLR work flow
on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:28:30 pm

[Roli Rivelino] "I suppose (hope) they have a fully synced (AC3/Mp3."

I'll bet you're also aware that compressed audio is no good in FCP, and should be converted to aiff 48kz. Wav files are OK, too.

Dave LaRonde
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KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Roli Rivelino
Re: DSLR work flow
on Jan 11, 2012 at 11:35:52 pm

ah yes, thank you Dave.

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Mac Pro 2.8Gb quad core
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Nvidia Geforce 8800 512mb Graphics card
1x 1Tb external WD 'My Book' eSata

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Panasonic AG-HVX 200
Firestore FS-100


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