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Freddy Albright
AVCHDF into FCP 7
on Jan 31, 2012 at 1:12:55 pm

Hello,

I posted before because I do have some issues with FCP and AVCHD. Now I am not sure anymore if there really is a problem or if I am just too picky. I feel that the quality of the image is very bad once imported into FCP (I shot on the Panasonic AG AF101)

I am not sure if the image is ok, I could swear it looks like low quality. I recorded the image in PH 1080/50, 0db gain. I Imported the material with FCP7 (log and transfer) and exported as H264 1920/1080. (Result same as ProRes 422 (HQ) in terms of Quality.
Is this picture alright or is there something wrong?

Many Thanks,




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Sascha Engel
Re: AVCHDF into FCP 7
on Feb 1, 2012 at 7:41:48 am

Hi Freddy,

first of all, I do personally think, that if you shot on the AF101 to the SD Cards and not a Nano Flash or something else less compressed,
then there's no need for ProRes HQ. ProRes or even LT will do.
I just had a project like this and no problems with the quality.
Why do you export as H.264? The final Output? Does just the H.264 look bad or already the logged & transfered ProRes material?

Sascha


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Freddy Albright
Re: AVCHDF into FCP 7
on Feb 1, 2012 at 8:45:33 am

Hi Sascha,
might be a compression reason based on the SD cards.
However I think, the image is less good when I import the data into FCP.
Freddy


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Sascha Engel
Re: AVCHDF into FCP 7
on Feb 1, 2012 at 11:36:27 am

so try to convert the same clip once with FCP and once with another software - and see if it looks different.

Sascha


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Sebastian Gold
Re: AVCHDF into FCP 7
on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:15:39 am

Ive been having the same issue with importing AF101 footage into FCP 7.0.3.
I check the .mov files before importing them, and they look great. Once imported the quality is horrible.
I checked the timeline settings, and to my understanding they are correct (Apple ProRes 422 HQ).

Can anybody help?


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Sascha Engel
Re: AVCHDF into FCP 7
on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:30:49 pm

Try to covert footage in different way and see if it's same result. For example with Compressor, Red Giant Grinder or ClipWrap.

Sascha


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