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Iddo Goldberg
Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 6:49:11 pm

Hello,
It's my first day here.
I'm about to do some editing on FCP 7 and I'm shooting with a 5D MK ii.
I've downloaded the EOS plug in and I've got a G raid drive on the way.
ALL GOOD SO FAR!
I need some help setting up my settings on FCP 7 before I start using it.
I've been online and searched the hell out of it.
I've signed up for a course on LYNDA which I'm very excited about but even that doesn't specifically tell you how to set things up for the 5D mk ii.
I'm gonna shoot on 24fps (I've heard this gives more a cinematic feel) and will stick to NTSC.
Can someone please guide me through this?
Thanks
Iddo


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Shane Ross
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:16:55 pm

Watch this tutorial on how to bring the footage into FCP:

http://library.creativecow.net/ross_shane/tapeless-workflow_fcp-7/1

Bring your footage in as ProRes 422, or even ProRes LT.

And then once it is in, just add a clip to the timeline, FCP will ask if you want the settings to match...click yes. And start editing.

Shane
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Iddo Goldberg
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:33:19 pm

Thanks!

Will check this out pronto.

Iddo


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Money Mahoney
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:22:28 pm

not to clear which aspect of the process you're having trouble with: transferring files to the hard drive? Capturing? Setting up the render folders? What?

FYI, the speed & power of your computer is a HUGE factor with HD video files. If you don't have speed & power to spare, you might explore how to use proxy files for editing (i.e., editing with smaller file versions of the full-size files). That will save you TONS of mid-project rendering time.

cheers,

m


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Iddo Goldberg
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:32:09 pm

M,

Firstly thanks for taking the time.

This might make me sound stupid (very likely) but what I'm unclear about is the EASY SET UP and the AUDIO & VIDEO settings.

Ive got a great machine (apple macbook pro 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 Gb) and I'll be working with a G Raid 4T.

Does that make it clearer?

Thanks again.

Iddo


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Shane Ross
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:37:02 pm

NO need to worry about the Easy Setup...if you drop a clip into the timeline, after you convert it to ProRes, FCP will change the settings to match. A lot easier than when we had to mess with the Easy Setup. And you don't need to mess with the audio/video settings unless you have an I/O (input/output) device like AJA Kona card or Blackmagic or Matrox box.

Shane
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Iddo Goldberg
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:47:00 pm

Perfect!

Would I have to mess with audio settings if Im using zoom h4n?

Iddo


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Shane Ross
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:48:22 pm

[Iddo Goldberg] "Would I have to mess with audio settings if Im using zoom h4n?"

Nope.

Shane
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Iddo Goldberg
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 8:04:36 pm

Thank you kind sir.

I shall go off now and make Citizen Kane part ii.


Iddo


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Money Mahoney
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:44:57 pm

That's exactly the same machine I edit FCP7 on - and it's STILL a huge frustration waiting for files to render. I also use Canon HDSLRS, have used 60d, T3i, 7D and 5DII. FYI, I think I'm bailing on FCP after I finish my latest project (FCPX is totally lame I think), I'll probably be moving to Adobe next.

QUICK TIPS:

1. Always format your external hard drives for Mac
2. Audio should always be 48khz (matches FCP video settings)
3. Lots of folks recommend the ProRes422 HQ settings (you can convert files with a free program called Streamclip)
4. Stay away from "interlaced" ("i") vs. "progressive" ("p")
5. Not sure if it matters so much between DV-NTSC and the HD 1080i settings; FCP always asks if you'd like to keep the original video settings when you import video into the timeline.

Bottom line: If you're using a nice lens on your Canon, the settings are good (contrast, ISO,etc), everything is in focus and your audio is solid... it's sort of hard to mess things up. Content is king, and video is king of content.

cheers,

chef


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Iddo Goldberg
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Aug 22, 2012 at 7:48:25 pm

Someone also told me that the script is very important? Ha ha.

M! Thank you.

Be well.


iddo


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Joshua Ansley
Re: Final Cut Pro 7 and Canon 5D mark ii. Need assistance setting up! Please.
on Oct 24, 2012 at 8:38:34 am

Sounds like we are on the same page- from script to editing! Just trying to figure out all the details now of editing on fcp 7 from footage shot on a 60d and transcoded to prores 422. God bless my DIT! It seems like I am over thinking a few things but that's how I learn. The easy set-up is apparently fine as FCP will ask to match the sequence and media files. I was concerned about setting my scratch disks and whether or not I should have all the video and audio files going to the same external drive(s) as the Thumbnail, Waveform and Autosave. Tons to learn and can't wait! Good luck with everything. I look forward to CK P2 ;-)


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