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Joe Marler
Re: Is this a feasible workflow for two different cameras and formats?
on May 18, 2017 at 10:45:47 pm

[Scratch Sperber] "We'll be importing AVCHD footage (1920x1080, 59.94P) from 30 different Canon XA30's daily. [Tested with .mp4 -- lower bitrate, and FCP was much slower at importing directly from SD card, so we are staying with AVCHD.] "

The XA30 can shoot 1080p/59.94 at 35 mbps to H264 .MP4. This is a higher bitrate than AVCHD, plus MP4 allows importing with "leave files in place" which is faster. This assumes the files are copied to disk first. I haven't tested importing straight from the SD card, since we always do a verified, duplicated copy to disk.

AVCHD will work OK provided you don't copy the files outside the folder tree then try to import using "leave files in place". The only issues are the import copies the content to the library which precludes maintaining a "lean library" for interchange with other editors, plus the import is slower than using MP4 "in place" from disk.


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