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Chad Briggs
need workflow suggestions for dvcpro50...
on Feb 14, 2006 at 6:41:19 am

Hey guys, i'm struggling to find a good workflow suggestion for dvcpro50 footage that was shot 16x9 anamorphic.
Heres the deal: We have a FCP5 box that we digitzed a ton of dvcpro50 footage in via firewire. Looks great performas as expected. We've done 4 rough cuts in FCP, and now i need to get these edits to my compositing guys so they can do their thing. I have automatic duck to make this timeline transition, but the kicker is the DVCPro footage, which does not work on a PC becuase the codec is not available (all our compositing is done on pc's). Is there any good/easy way to do some batch dump of all the footge on the timeline and convert it to a lossless QT codec so the PC's can read it (and then safely let me put it back in the FCP timelene)? I'm okay if i have to render one long sequence out of AFX to get it back to FCP, but I don't want to do this cut by cut, because obviously that would be a nightmare. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
thanks
Chad


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Peter Wiggins
Re: need workflow suggestions for dvcpro50...
on Feb 14, 2006 at 2:48:17 pm

Try this:-

Make a new bin
Drag all the clips from the timeline into the bin
select all the clips then do a batch export using your codec of choice

Or worst case scenario you could always make new copy of that project using media manager and then do the above

Peter


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Ed
Re: need workflow suggestions for dvcpro50...
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on Feb 14, 2006 at 4:07:27 pm

Oh but the DVCPro50 codec *is* available for PCs:

http://www.mainconcept.com/codecs.shtml scroll to the bottom

Avid has one with their NewsCutter.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/ACE_Mega_CoDecS_Pack.htm this includes the free Matrox DVCPro50 codec for PCs, I don't know anything
about it though.

Ed


[Chad Briggs] "I have automatic duck to make this timeline transition, but the kicker is the DVCPro footage, which does not work on a PC becuase the codec is not available (all our compositing is done on pc's)."



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Chad Briggs
Re: need workflow suggestions for dvcpro50...
on Feb 14, 2006 at 10:05:13 pm

only problem with that is that it would be a conversion process (i'd have to convert the QT codec to the DVCpro 50 AVI codec) and i'm pretty sure i't take a generation loss hit there.
Too bad you can't use the main concept codec to digitze in preimeire pro with (and actually control a dvcpro 50 camera/deck)
-chad


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