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Gary Boland
FCP 6.6 / Mac Pro - Sequence setting question.
on Nov 19, 2012 at 7:11:00 pm

I shoot most of my videos with a Sony HD HVR Z7U camcorder in HD to a MRC1 recording unit with a compact flash card in the raw setting not AVI. FCP recognizes the raw setting and will automatically import the footage with log and transfer file choice. The compact flash video files end in .DV HM???

. The camcorder is set to record in HD 1080i 30p 99% of the time. Once in a while I set it to HD 25p for a film look.

So here is the set up to my question. I take a section from one of the video clips and drop it into the timeline. The question pops up “do I want the sequence setting to match the video setting”. So I say yes. Everything looks and sounds great, and edits quickly with no initial rendering time.

Yet the sequence shows/chooses

Frame - 720x480 NTSC DV (3:2)
Pixel Aspect ratio – NTSC –CCIR/DV……. Anamorphic
Field dominance - Lower even
Editing time base 29.97
Compressor DV/DVCPRO-NTSC

Am I editing true HD footage? It sure looks HD!
If so or not, what is the best way to export my edited footage for HD cable TV. programs? I’m pretty sure about compressing for web streaming.

Thanks
Gary

Gary Boland


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Brad Elliott
Re: FCP 6.6 / Mac Pro - Sequence setting question.
on Nov 19, 2012 at 8:07:49 pm

It is possible that the sequence settings aren't being changed to your clips settings?

What does FC say the settings are for the clips?
Check the columns for
Frame size
Compressor
vid rate

Do they match your sequence settings in the same columns?



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Steve Eisen
Re: FCP 6.6 / Mac Pro - Sequence setting question.
on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:07:50 am

Use easy setup or let FCP change the sequence setting that matches your clips. If I were you, I would transcode your footage to ProRes and use a 1080/60i setting.

[Gary Boland] "Once in a while I set it to HD 25p for a film look."
If you are in the US, DO NOT shoot 25p. That is for PAL land. Select 24p if you want that look.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Michael Gissing
Re: FCP 6.6 / Mac Pro - Sequence setting question.
on Nov 20, 2012 at 3:37:37 am

better check your camera. I suspect you are shooting SD not HD if the file ends with .DV


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