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Stephen Dale
High Def Workflow
on Apr 18, 2011 at 2:07:12 pm

Howdy All,

I'm a newb to this forum (1st post actually) so if I have posted my question in the wrong area my apologies, I'll be happy to yank and repost, just let me know where.

Here's my issue:

I have a shoot coming up and we will be using 4 different cameras (I don't like it either but there's no changing it):

- Sony Z1U's
- Sony EX1's
- JVC GYHM 700's
- Panasonic P2 (unknown model number as of yet)

This footage needs to be streamlined into a single project in FCP 7. My question is, what are the best settings to avoid hiccups?

My immediate thoughts were to set a sequence at 1920 x 1080 HD and let FCP upconvert the HDV material. I'd also like to think that FCP could handle the different codecs as well, but I'm concerned about quality loss.


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Jeff Greenberg
Re: High Def Workflow
on Apr 18, 2011 at 4:10:37 pm

Probably a 1920x1080 ProRes sequence will minimize your pain/performance at the common frame rate. Please don't have four different frame rates.

Standard ProRes422 is likely sufficient to avoid gobs of transcoding prior to your edit.


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Chris Tompkins
Re: High Def Workflow
on Apr 18, 2011 at 4:27:00 pm

Yes, For Gods Sake shoot all the same Frame rate and Field/frame mode.

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