APPLE FINAL CUT PRO: FCP Legacy FCPX FCPX Techniques FCP Tutorials Basics Forum Podcast

Re: FCP Workflow XDCAM vs PRORES

COW Forums : Apple Final Cut Pro Legacy

Respond to this post   •   Return to posts index   •   Read entire thread

Jerry HofmannRe: FCP Workflow XDCAM vs PRORES
by on Jun 6, 2012 at 5:39:48 pm

The plus in working in ProREs instead of XDCAM is speed, and quality of any elements not shot XDCAM such as graphics and stills possibly. It will render a lot faster throughout the post process if you transcode the XDCAM up front. (at the cost of drive space of course)

You can export any sequence to the two codecs you list there, but preserving the 10 bit color in all other clips you add (except the XDCAM material which was recorded 8 bit) You need to edit in a ProRes sequence. If you don't transcode, you'll eventually have to render all of the XDCAM if you simply render it to ProRes. So... up to you.


Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog:

Current DVD:

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.

Posts IndexRead Thread 

Current Message Thread:

© 2016 All Rights Reserved