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Jeff Ward
Workflow for multiple video formats
on Mar 8, 2012 at 12:17:48 am

Hello
I'm wondering if anyone can give me some advice for my project. I'm creating a video with a lot of footage in different formats and I'm wondering how I should go about editing them together in FCP. My video files consist of:

MPEG2s at 29.97fps with 3:2 pulldown
AVIs at 25fps
AVIs at 29.97fps
VOBs at 25fps (some appear to have hard interlacing)
WMVs at 25fps

What should my workflow be in this situation?
I've already done some editing with a project set at DV PAL rendering to Apple ProRes 422. I'm guessing i should be doing some format conversions before editing. What should I be doing exactly? Those mpeg2s with 3:2 pulldown are a pain and im not sure what to do with them. Also, I would like to avoid converting everything to ProRes because it takes so much space. DV is preferred.

Oh, and the final output will be viewed on a monitor. Thanks in advance.


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Shane Ross
Re: Workflow for multiple video formats
on Mar 8, 2012 at 5:30:34 am

NOne of those formats are ones that FCP can edit easily. You need to convert each and every one to an FCP Editing codec...preferably ProRes. And you need to convert them all to the same frame rate as well. You don't mention the dimensions of any of the files...are they mixed HD and SD? Are there web formats and dimensions in there.

This is something I wouldn't use FCP for. I'd use Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Seth Andrews
Re: Workflow for multiple video formats
on Oct 12, 2015 at 10:47:37 pm

What would your workflow in premiere be in a situation like this?


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Shane Ross
Re: Workflow for multiple video formats
on Oct 12, 2015 at 11:02:33 pm

Import all the footage natively. Some, like AVI (a PC format that doesn't do too well on a Mac) and some H.264, I'd convert to ProRes with Prelude. But then choose a sequence setting that matches my deliverable, and cut all the footage into that.

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