I admit upfront to being an amateur that is in way over my head -
I've got footage in MOD format - it was shot on a canonFS200 in "widescreen" -
I was indoors and I had it set on "Portrait" -
When I get it into a .dv format for editing the color is totally weird - pretty green - and then depending on how I convert it - I'm using MPEG Streamclip right now (cuz it's free) - the quality is really questionable -
I just am not quite sure even where to start - it seems like I've got to try to get the best quality conversion I can then deal with the color - but I'm not sure where to turn - there is SO much I need to learn and so I just keep winding up in dark technical corners where I shouldn't be yet -
So simple put - I need to turn a widescreen format MOD file into an editable format without losing quality so I can figure out how to fix a color problem -- and then the 2nd question - how do I fix an overly green color problem without becoming a professional colorist?
I have only Final Cut Express right now (or iMovie) as an editing platform --
[Kimberly LeClair]"When I get it into a .dv format for editing"
Don't do that. You are going from a very compressed format (MOD) to another very compressed one (DV). That destroy everything.
Transcode your footage to Prores with MPGStreamclip is the best solution.
I would love to use this suggestion - as it makes sense that I'm losing quality moving to dv - but I only have Final Cut Express which I think means 2 things - 1) I don't have prores codecs and 2)even if I got them I can't deal with that format in FCE -
Am I right? Or am I missing something in MPEG Streamclip?
Also - I've posted something similar in the "Media Formats" forum, as I think I may have chosen incorrectly here by using the FCP forum when I don't have it -
So sorry about that -
You are right, you can not export to Prores without FC 6.
Try exporting from MPGStreamclip to PhotoJPEG. SET IT AT > 75% quality.
Is a great codec and I guess you will be able to open the movies in FCE.