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Ahmed AboradyMXF Workflow
by on Mar 24, 2016 at 10:40:01 am

Hi
I have a project that has hundreds of files 4k MXF shot with sony FS7
I know premier pro is handling mxfs pretty well but with projects like this
It keeps generating peak files
So i wanna transcode all the footages to pro res for smoother editing process
But wt i concern about is the color rendition i wanna be able to properly color grade the pro res files after locking the edit .. So i wanna know how to see whether its 422 or 444 since its not there in the meta data

I hope i could make myself clear enough


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mark thompsonRe: MXF Workflow
by on Mar 24, 2016 at 11:55:16 am

Hi Ahmed,
An easy way to read that metadata is to download Sony Catalyst Browse (think it is free but you have to register).

Another way is to look at the "sidecar" xml file. E.g. I have a clip 726_0001.mxf and the sidecar is 726_0001M01.xml. If you open that in a text editor and search for "videoCodec", right next to it is a coded, but readable, name of the codec.


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Ahmed AboradyRe: MXF Workflow
by on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:01:14 pm

Thanks Mark
i just checked the xml file all the metadata are there
but i wanna know specifically the color rendition i dunno if the camera record this value in the meta data or not
i wanna know whether its 4.2.2 or 4.4.4


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mark thompsonRe: MXF Workflow
by on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:16:21 pm

Ahmed,
in my codec name is the string 422 , which means 4.2.2 color. If it was to be 4.4.4 the same part of the codec would be 444.

I don't think that camera will produce 4.4.4, even with the XDCA ProRes option.

IF you have the XDCA and option to record Raw then that might be a possibility but I've not tried Raw yet.


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Ahmed AboradyRe: MXF Workflow
by on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:18:17 pm

Thanks mark i got it


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