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Steve Coulson
FCP 7 editing sequence settings: XDCAM EX or apple pro res?
on Mar 26, 2014 at 3:55:31 pm

Hi all: When I first starting cutting xdcam ex 50i footage, I found advice to use one of the apple pro res settings for my sequence. I did that initially, but now I am using the XDCAM EX 50i settings to edit. I think that's because apple is now supporting the xdcam ex codec. But perhaps FCP always has.

Anyway, I do incorporate a wide variety of video formats in my xdcam ex timelines and occasionally have issues such as the video output freezing or the audio playing but no video display.

Would I see a visual improvement with apple pro res or would one of those pro res settings make my system more stable or anything?

Or should I continue using XDCAM ex?

Thanks for you time
Steve


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Sascha Engel
Re: FCP 7 editing sequence settings: XDCAM EX or apple pro res?
on Mar 26, 2014 at 4:15:27 pm

I'd definitely go for the ProRes settings, specially if you mix different codecs and sizes.
Way more stable.

Sascha Engel
TIME BANDITZ Productions
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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Bret Williams
Re: FCP 7 editing sequence settings: XDCAM EX or apple pro res?
on Mar 26, 2014 at 4:54:07 pm

You can set the sequence to XDCam EX, but set the render to ProRes if I remember correctly. That way native footage doesn't require rendering, but anything added that isn't XDCam is rendered as ProRes. Best of both worlds.


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Sascha Engel
Re: FCP 7 editing sequence settings: XDCAM EX or apple pro res?
on Mar 26, 2014 at 4:58:47 pm

Yup, that pretty much sums it up.

Sascha Engel
TIME BANDITZ Productions
http://www.youtube.com/taikang


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