November 20th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Well my NX70U Jungle Cam is on the way.
My questions is what software do people use to get the AVCHD to XDCAM 422 timeline in FC 7.0.3.
I do not want to use ProRes. All the other cameras on the timeline are XDCAM 422 so that is how we need the clips from the NX70U.
November 20th, 2011, 10:37 AM
Paul, I know it is not what you asked but did you look at the XF100? If you are mixing it with XDCAM 4:2:2 that may work better. I also think it is a superior camera, both in terms of ergonomics and IQ.
I was thinking about an NX70 as a little B cam but after trying both, I decided that the XF100 was superior and that I would put a plastic bag over it if it rained :)
November 20th, 2011, 03:22 PM
Thanks for the helpful input. I did look at the XF100 and decided on the NX70U instead for multiple reasons.
Also I decided that we will use ProRes HQ from the NX70U onto an external recorder and drop that in a XDCAM 422 timeline.
December 1st, 2011, 08:14 AM
Well after having received my NX70U I am not impressed. Do you own a XF100?
I really need a small light camera in my kit for the hard to reach shots and when doing my doc work racing shorthanded.
December 1st, 2011, 08:51 AM
Yes I do. It has a few consumer annoyances, like no manual control of ND but for the size and price I think it is a great camera.
Check out my blog on it along with test footage:
Mike Marriage - Blog (http://mikemarriage.lunarfilm.co.uk/Blog/Blog.html)
I bought it to shoot this film as I didn't fancy carrying a full sized camera:
Climbing Cotopaxi and The Avenue of the Volcanoes with Charity Challenge - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_FuDVtX1NQ)
There's also the odd DSLR shot in there but about 90% XF100. If an EX1 or XF300 is too big, I would only consider the XF100. The XA10 offers very similar image quality in an even smaller package but I didn't want AVCHD.
December 1st, 2011, 09:02 AM
Thanks for the quick response, appreciated.
After reading your blog and testing the NX70U and seeing your short video I am making the right decision sending the NX70U back. It is as though they did not finish the camera. Too many thing wrong with it.
As with you I will use this as a C-cam and need it to perform. Sold my EX1 and the next step up will be EX3 with EX3 Fujinon WA lens then go to 2/3" chip. So the better codec that you mentioned previously really will help.
Now to see how fast I can get one.
Thanks again Mike for your input and helping me make the right decision.