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Jesse Austin
Transcoding footage for FCP
on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:49:55 pm

Hi all,

question I need to trans-code some footage that was shot on a Sanyo camera, no idea what one. The footage is H264 1920x1080. What would be a good codec for the edit.
The final outcome will be YouTube and a website.

Thanks

Jess


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Shane Ross
Re: Transcoding footage for FCP
on Feb 10, 2012 at 12:49:46 am

ProRes 422 or ProRes LT. Use MPEG STREAMCLIP for this...or Compressor.

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Jesse Austin
Re: Transcoding footage for FCP
on Feb 10, 2012 at 4:19:21 am

Thanks for the help; I was guessing someone out there would suggest this codec.

Thanks for the info...

Jess


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Jesse Austin
Re: Transcoding footage for FCP
on Feb 10, 2012 at 5:00:53 pm

Hey Shane,
Question, I came across the Apple Intermediate Codec. Do you have any thoughts on this?

I tried a test with a smaller 85 mb H264 file, once trans-coded it was about 150 mb's or so and still looked great.
I tried a test with the same file, trans-coded to pro res and it was huge compared to its original.

Thanks again for the help.

Jess


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Shane Ross
Re: Transcoding footage for FCP
on Feb 10, 2012 at 6:31:23 pm

AIC is lossy. It isn't as high quality as ProRes. If you compared both on an external Broadcast quality monitor, you'd see it right away. Plus, AIC doesn't always bring over the camera timecode. It was a stop-gap format to enable early versions of FCP to work with HDV.

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Jesse Austin
Re: Transcoding footage for FCP
on Feb 10, 2012 at 6:51:58 pm

ok cool, thanks again for the info

Jess


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