From: Bernd Luetzeler (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Oct 17 2010 - 09:27:48 PDT
ok, these are several complex issues compressed into a few little questions. The thing with HD nowadays is that there are various different formats and codecs around, depending on manufactorer and model of your camera. And each of them might require a different workflow. Some need extra software to be imported into FCP, others you can directly import through "log and transfer". "log and transfer" also offers ProRes 422 import settings. So the best is you google "camera model"+FCP+workflow and most probably you will find a workflow that matches your camera.
The second question is really tricky. Editing HD alongside with SD means you have to first decide whether you downscale your HD footage which will cause a loss of quality, or you upscale your SD footage which will look awful. And that decision should depend on your output format, that once again would be either or. But of course you can always work in HD and later render an SD version, while the opposite is not a great idea.
hope that helps?
Am 17.10.2010 um 19:23 schrieb Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez:
> hi Bernd,
> Thank you for this info, as I also had a similar question.
> I have been having trouble accessing some footage that a friend shot for me recently on a new HD camera. I have not been able to open it in either QuickTime or FCP. I am working on a new Intel-Mac running OS10.6.4 and FCP7.
> Being primarily a 16mm person, all of this digital knowledge is new to me, so bear with me if this is an ignorant question, but how do I access ProRes 422?
> Another question I have is about exporting the files once I successfully manage to edit this footage alongside regular SD footage. What is the best setting to use when exporting the files so they retain their HD quality, but can also be viewed on any standard monitor and/or project correctly in non-HD projectors as well as HD?
> Thanks for sharing.
> enjoy today...
> Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez
> Multimedia Artist
> On Oct 17, 2010, at 2:23 AM, Bernd Luetzeler wrote:
>> Hi Malgosia,
>> I haven't tried it out but I wouldn't even think of cutting HD mp4 natively (without prior conversion into an editing friendly codec).
>> Even in an intel-mac-fcp-7 workflow you would first convert into ProRes 422 and then edit with that.
>> ProRes 422 shipped with Final Cut Studio 2 and is exactly made for that purpose.
>> Once the codec is installed in your system, you can do a bulk conversion with Mpeg Streamclip over night,
>> and edit without problems the next day. Of course if you have a huge amount of footage, the conversion might also take much longer.
>> Maybe other people here have better conversion workflows, that all depends on the amount of material and your output format also.
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