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Nick 2746workflow on Window XP
by on Jan 6, 2010 at 4:16:17 pm

I have been successfully editing 7D movies on Mac. However, I would also like to be able to edit occasionally on Windows XP. At the moment I can't afford Adobe Premiere as I have just invested in FCP 7 upgrade. What option do I have? Sony Vegas Platinum works fine but the playback stutters, which makes it harder to edit and review.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.


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Richard HarringtonRe: workflow on Window XP
by on Jan 8, 2010 at 6:08:57 am

Transcode footage to an editing format and get out of H.264


Use MPEG streamclip to convert

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and ATS:iWork


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Nick 2746Re: workflow on Window XP
by on Jan 10, 2010 at 1:13:05 pm

Thanks.

1. I am using Sony Vegas Platinum for editing on Windows XP machine. I am not sure which codec to use when using mpeg streamclip.

2. My final output will be for an SD 16:9 DVD. If I downscale to 1080x576 (for PAL)then the video clip looks squeezed horizontally in Sony Vegas Platinum. I have tried various pixel aspect ratios in the project settings but the I can't seem to solve the problem. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.




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Richard HarringtonRe: workflow on Window XP
by on Jan 13, 2010 at 6:20:05 am

Try going to an XDCAM format

16:9 HD will convert just fine to 16:9 SD

If going to a 4:3 your choices are crop or letterbox

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and ATS:iWork


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Nick 2746Re: workflow on Window XP
by on Jan 13, 2010 at 8:15:51 am

Unfortunately XDCAM codec is not available in MPEG Stream Clip on my Win XP. It has only Apple codecs apart from 2 Sorenson codecs. I use my Mac at work and convert H264 files to XDCAM using MPEG Stream w/o any problems but am looking for a simple solution for when I am out and about with my Canon 7D and Win XP laptop. I just want to do basic edition on location with on laptop. I have Sony Vegas Platinum software on it, which doesn't have the XDCAM codec in it.



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