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David Buckner
Using video of different formats
on Apr 19, 2013 at 12:11:03 am

Hello everybody.

I'm editing a film together from two different video sources. I'll list their info at the bottom of this post. My question is: what's the best way to combine these two formats? Ideally I'd like the film to be 24p and in 4:3. What's the best way to confirm both of these video sources to a format similar to that?

Source 1:

This is a transfer of Super 8 footage. I shot the footage at 18fps but when I had it transferred to digital, the file I got back was in the following format with black bars on each side of the screen.

Framerate: 29.97
Framesize: 1920 x 1080
Compressor: Apple OpenDML JPEG
Pixel Aspect: Square
Field Dominance: Upper (Odd)
Datarate: 8.8 MB/sec

Source 2:
This I shot on mini-DV using a XH-A1 set to SD 4:3 mode 24p

Framerate: 23.98
Framesize: 720 x 480
Compressor: DV/DVCPRO - NTSC
Pixel Aspect: NTSC - CCIR 601
Field Dominance: None
Datarate: 2.9 MB/sec


I can give the capture settings for Source 2 if needed but I don't see why it would be. So yeah, what's the best way to confirm these two clips? Thank you a bunch in advance this project is super important to me


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Steve Eisen
Re: Using video of different formats
on Apr 19, 2013 at 3:59:38 am

You will have a very hard time with FCP 7 with this project. There is no easy way. Avid Media Composer and Premiere Pro can handle this a lot better.

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


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David Buckner
Re: Using video of different formats
on Apr 19, 2013 at 4:40:50 am

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately I only have access to FCP7. What's the best way to go about it with that restriction?


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Using video of different formats
on Apr 19, 2013 at 5:29:48 pm

Then, you should encode all media top the same specs using your favorite compression software or hardware card upon ingest.

Chris


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