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Ray Stark
Log & Transfer tips?
on Sep 7, 2013 at 6:51:22 pm

Hi folks, I'm working on my first AVCHD project (in FCP 7). I've read most of the How To's and have some specific questions for the veterans out there:

1) What's your recommendation for naming clips? I noticed there are separate fields for "Scene" and "Take" but will these show up on the actual Pro-Res clip name in the Finder? Or should I just include these in the Clip Name (like: PROJECT NAME_SCENE_TAKE).

2) When I'm in Log & Transfer, is there a way to save the naming that I've done? It'll take a while to name all the clips before I start transferring. What if FCP freezes in the middle of this…will the clip names be saved?

3) My footage is 1920x1080 24p (GH2 camera). I plan on editing in a 23.98 timeline. When it's time to output will I need to fool with pulldown for a Blu-Ray disc? What about a regular dvd? Is there a way to do this within FCP?

4) I plan on archiving my SD cards as read-only .dmg files. Say, 5 yrs from now I want to revisit the project (after the Pro-Res files are long gone). If I open my .dmg files on the desktop (to appear as the SD card "reels") will FCP recognize these and re-transcode according to the timeline?

Thanks for your help!


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Shane Ross
Re: Log & Transfer tips?
on Sep 7, 2013 at 10:47:25 pm

1) Name them in ways that you know what they are. Naming conventions are to make it easier for you to find footage.

[Ray Stark] "I noticed there are separate fields for "Scene" and "Take" but will these show up on the actual Pro-Res clip name in the Finder?"

Yes...the clip name you L&T will be the name of the QT file on the Finder level.

2) You can set a Custom Name with Counter, and this will be saved.

3) DVD's and BluRay also play at 24fps. Hollywood movies run at 24fps.

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Rafael Amador
Re: Log & Transfer tips?
on Sep 8, 2013 at 3:38:42 am

[Ray Stark] "3) My footage is 1920x1080 24p (GH2 camera). I plan on editing in a 23.98 timeline. When it's time to output will I need to fool with pulldown for a Blu-Ray disc? What about a regular dvd? Is there a way to do this within FCP?"
Those p24 are not really "p24" but "p23,98".
Real "p24" is only found in cinematographic cameras. Is not a video standard and the GH2 works with video time bases: "23,98", "29,97" and "59,94". Those time bases are commonly identified as "24fps", "30fps" and "60fps" for commercial purposes.
So L&T and edit on a "p23,98" sequence.
rafael


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