Couple of other questions. After shooting in 1080i (thanks for the tip) - with DVCPRO HD it is best to load at 8-bit, correct? Also the deck has both firewire out as well as serial digital component outputs. Is there advantage of loading one way versus the other way?
Also I have read when using FInal Cut you have to be careful with fps/24p. Do I need to worry about anything like that with HDe? Planning on shooting 24p.
I alwys set at 8bit uncompressed. I think that you have to go into Media 100 HD through SDI, firewire won't take HD, it's for DV, useful because early versions of Media 100 HD didn't support firewire and there was no way to master DV to tape using the DSR 11 or 20 decks.
Are you going to shoot at 1080i or 24p? You post seems to say both. According to another post, Media100 demonstrated 24p support at NAB but that isn't shipping yet, so I don't know what you'd do with 24p media.
[Denali]"Also I have read when using FInal Cut you have to be careful with fps/24p. Do I need to worry about anything like that with HDe? Planning on shooting 24p."
You definitely need to check your workflow. Test it before shooting!!! Most likely if you acquire via SDI into FCP or M100 you will get 24 frames blown up to 29.97, which will be fine (although you won
ok. so let's say i shoot 720p/24 (i have since figured out my 1080 vs 720's from my previous posts). I pretty much have to shoot 720/24p as it is for a commercial, needs to have the "24p film look" and can't look like super sharp digibeta as I would get with 1080i.
so let's say i have the 720p footage - it is for broadcast and not for film - so by no means do i need to finish at 24 fps. since i can only edit it at 1080i on media 100, can't i load/cross convert the 720p footage to 1080i - (whereupon the 24p gets convereted to 29.97)? and then output it from there? though whether you output at 1080i or 720p at that point i have no idea :)
i wonder if that made sense? i really appreciate the info and advice!
Maybe I'm missing something here, but isn't the camera capable of shooting 1080p in 30 frames? I have been shooting (with sony not panasonic) in 1080p (25 frames) and the workflow was a no-brainer. Perfect editing and perfect downconverting to PALmasters. No sweat. :-)