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Gary Stone
Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 12:21:19 am

Greetings, Sages of the Forum...

I've got the 2 flavors of 720 P2 footage (59.94 & 29.97) that need to go in the same timeline. Any suggestions of how best to accomplish this?

Thx...

Gary


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Dave McCarthy
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 3:42:53 am

Do a slow import (command+I, check the box "Import media to the media standard and codec") of the 59.94 media with the import media standard set to 720p29.97. You will be losing temporal resolution of course so inspect the results.

Note that the broadcast standard is 720p59.94.


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Gary Stone
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 3:55:47 pm

Thanks Dave.

Interesting... I assume that I can interpret my 29.97 footage to 59.94 as well using the same controls, yeah?

I've been editing in SD for 20+ years, and even though I've been shooting HD for several years now, I've just started exploring the HD editing options and requirements. I've been opting for 720 30PN on the HVX-200 for certain projects because of its efficiency (i.e. longer record times), but since I haven't needed to output to anything other than the web or SD DVDs, it hasn't been an issue.

Technological advances... always exciting, always a challenge!

G.


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Dave McCarthy
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 4:29:58 pm

Yes, it can go in either direction, or actually to any frame size and frame rate you want.


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Gary Stone
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 6:09:25 pm

Dave,

I attempted to import the P2 files under a different standard, but I'm not seeing the options to do that. Are you suggesting I re-import the converted P2 files in the new standard?

G.


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Dave McCarthy
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 6:36:41 pm

If you're starting with P2 footage, import it first from the P2 Import dialog, and then use command+I to reimport that media at your desired frame rate. (You can find the media with the "Show source media in Finder" from the bin.)

Note that you end up with 3 copies of your footage: the P2 contents, the original import, and the final import. Depending on your archiving preferences, you can delete whatever versions you don't want.

If you have Calibrated MXF Import, you can skip the P2 Import dialog and just do the command+I directly, navigating to the Video .MXF files in the P2 contents folder.

Remember in both cases you must check the "import media to the media standard and codec" box and select the format you want.


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Gary Stone
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 6:58:43 pm

If you're starting with P2 footage, import it first from the P2 Import dialog, and then use command+I to reimport that media at your desired frame rate.

I did this with the results coming back having noticeably increased contrast. Is that normal/controllable?


If you have Calibrated MXF Import, you can skip the P2 Import dialog and just do the command+I directly, navigating to the Video .MXF files in the P2 contents folder.


I'm not familiar with the Calibrated MXF import. I'm running M100 Suite 1.6.2. and don't see that in the options. Have I missed an upgrade?

G.


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Dave McCarthy
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 7:16:39 pm

Calibrated MXF Import is part of the mechanism to import AVC-Intra video. It's not bundled with Media 100 but the app will support it if present. You can get their trial version for free and see if that improves the color/contrast issues, http://www.calibratedsoftware.com/MXFImport_Mac.asp

You could try importing to a different codec, or maybe someone else has an idea for the color/contrast problem.


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Gary Stone
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:03:14 pm

Cool. Thanks for the intell on the software! Hopefully we'll some other ideas to chime in as well.

Gary


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Floh Peters
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:21:58 pm

"You could try importing to a different codec, or maybe someone else has an idea for the color/contrast problem."

Right now there is not much you can do about it, since this is an RGB/YUV or 16-235 vs. 0-255 colorspace issue. Media 100 expects clios for slow-import to be in 16-235 colorspace, but the incoming file is in 0-255. But I have the feeling that there could be an option for this issue in the next version of Media100, since it is a pretty common problem.



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Gary Stone
Re: Adding 720 59.94 clips to a 720 29.97 timeline
on Jan 4, 2011 at 9:36:27 pm

Thanks Floh! It always gives me a good feeling when you get a feeling about what options might be coming down the pipeline. ;-)

G.


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