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Old January 28th, 2009, 12:29 PM   #1
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Hey Guys/Gals.....
I need to know the best settings to convert from .mxf (specifically HPX170) to .mov files.
shot in 720p 24 frames

Settings I think I know are correct.....
Premiere Pro CS4 Export settings

Format - Quicktime
Preset - NTSC DV Wide-screen 24P
Video Codec - at a loss here......

Are any of the above correct?
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Old January 28th, 2009, 12:46 PM   #2
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Well,

The quicktime setting is correct.

The "NTSC DV" setting sets you up for 720x486 SD video. I'm guessing you don't want to shoot HD and then compress to SD, but maybe I am not reading you right.

For a codec, choose QT Uncompressed, QT PNG Lossless, QT PhotoJpeg at 100% quality.

But if you want to stay HD, I think you better fix your second setting.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 02:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response..
But.. there is no option under the codecs for QT uncompressed??
Yes, wanting to stay HD, possibly re-size to clients needs.
Sorry for my video editing illiteracy....
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Old January 28th, 2009, 02:26 PM   #4
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It's been quite some time since I've been in Premiere, so hopefully someone who has the save version as you will come to your aid.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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What version of Premiere are you on?

In CS3 and later (I think it began in 3), you should use the Export with the "adobe media encoder".

This will allow you to export in quicktime uncompressed. Frame rate, frame size, and compression codec are all adjustable within the quicktime menu selection.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:10 PM   #6
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but my question, or ignorance is what codec to use?
Nothing I do gets even close to an uncompressed output.....
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:13 PM   #7
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What are you going to do with this file when you finish?

Store it on hard drive? Write to Blu-Ray, save to DVD? Will you use it as a master? I can't recommend a codec, until we know what the purpose is.
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:17 PM   #8
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sending a DVD of unedited footage to an editor.
For some reason he can not open the .mxf files in FCP?
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sending a DVD of unedited footage to an editor.
For some reason he can not open the .mxf files in FCP?
Those P2 MXF files don't play well with much of anything. How long is the file? A DL DVD is only going to give you 8.5GB? If the clip is more than 10 minutes, you're going to be compressing the heck out of it.
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no, only about 4 minutes, using the footage for a TV comm.
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no, only about 4 minutes, using the footage for a TV comm.
Ok,

Well Uncompressed is not an option then.

So:
QT PhotoJpeg at 100% quality
Avid DNxHD
QT PNG (Best)
QT Blackmagic (PC) or AJA (Mac)

Those would be my choices, and probably in that order.
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