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Michael Harrington
Inexperienced Media Wrangler - .mts files import
on Jul 5, 2018 at 4:34:27 pm

I have a client project shot on Sony 2 FS5 recording AVCHD 1920:1080 24p, the project is large encompassing 5 GoPro and 1 DJI OSMO.

Unfortunately the media wrangler did not follow protocol and instructions and decide to transfer the Stream folder only with .mts for the FS5's.

Apparently while using Catalyst to quick review during the shoot it displayed quality pictures along with accurate timecode so he thought all was good.

This is a 8 days road travel shoot with 200 - 350 clips per day per camera. I've begun the edit process using import directly to the Bins, not Browser Import, the .mts clips images look great and of course the import does not bring in the timecode. No TC is a pain but I can deal with that, each clip starts 00:00

So far I've cut Day 1 with little problems, audio assignments are correct and is in sync, CC looks good, etc. I have noticed my lil MacBook Pro is a bit sluggish, takes a second or so to play after pressing play, I've had one lock up during my first day editing and had to restart, etc.

Since this is a 6 week edit to create 5 - 15min segments and 10 - 2min segments with tight approvals I seek advice on best approach and to make sure that as the project grows I do not discover bigger problems.

Next question: regarding Catalyst Browse, it indeed displays TC so I signed up for Catalyst Prepare thinking it could output Clips to ProRes with TC but it does not. Any thoughts on how I could convert .mts to ProRes or any other acceptable format and retain TC.

Thanking you in advance for any advice to help me deal with a stupid problem and insure I don't create further problems with my workflow.

Michael Harrington
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