Re: [Frameworks] HD editing (Formerly: HD editing on a non-Intel Mac under Tiger?)

From: David Tetzlaff (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Oct 19 2010 - 10:40:29 PDT

Your MPEGs are anamorphic and ProRes isn't. So you should export to
1920x1080, not 1440x1080. However, you can fix this in FCP. If you put the
master clips in the viewer and go to the basic controls tab (I think it's
'Motion') there's an aspect ratio field, and you just adjust that. You'll
have to do the math to figure out what number to enter. Sorry not to be more
precise but my Mac is broken at the moment.

In FCP, I presume that I should set Easy Setup to Apple ProRes 422.

Yes, but also make sure you have the proper resolution and framerate
selected: 1080P (1920x1080) at whatever frame rate the footage was in the
MPEG file (assuming that either's 23.98 or 29.97).

 Do I also need to change my Sequence and Capture Presets to ProRes 422, and
> if so which version of it, as they all have some notation beside them (HQ,
> LT, etc)?

No, the Easy Setup changes everything for every new sequence. But sequences
created before you did the Easy Setup will have to be changed, or discarded
if they have the wrong frame-rate.

You want plain ProRes422, not ProRes422HQ. That's overkill.

> I am working in the US, NTSC format. I am assuming that these settings
> will automatically export the piece in ProRes 422 HD

Not necessaily. Export and conversion is another story. Let's get your
footage into the timeline so you can cut it properly first.

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