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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:01 PM   #1
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7D footage zooms in when I load it into my timeline

I did a shoot with the EX3 and Canon 7D. Since the majority of the footage is in XDCAM I made my time line settings to work with the EX3 in 30P mode. I shot with the canon in 30p as well but when I go to import my canon footage into my time line it zooms in by 50%. When I go to change the scale size of the footge it doesn't work. I encoded the 7D with the XDCAM codec. Is there a way I can edit these 2 together without messing around with the size.

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Old January 11th, 2010, 04:48 PM   #2
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I would load them both natively, then convert to ProRes 422, if you're using FCP.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 05:06 PM   #3
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What NLE? In FCP you can mix different codecs on the same timeline.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:03 PM   #4
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I'm sorry guys I am using FCP 6.0.6 but what I am finding weird is even though all of my 7D clips are encoded the same when I bring them into my timeline it only happens to certain clips. I would think it should happen to all of them right ?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 06:49 PM   #5
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Have you played the clips you loaded in original H.264 form, just to see if they're really all the same? I don't see how some would expand and others wouldn't if they're all the same.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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I had something like this happen in FCP when I loaded some raw 720p 60 (unconverted) clips into the timeline set up for 1080 29.97 prores. They would zoom way into them when I tried to play them. Once converted they played fine. Maybe that is it?
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Old January 11th, 2010, 08:50 PM   #7
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I think you are right I just re encoded them to pro res and it seemed to have helped. I usually encode them in pro res but I hate the rendering times so i decided to encode them with the XDCAM codec. But I think thats the problem, the shots a that have been shot in 60p are the ones messing up.
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Old January 12th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #8
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This is happening because the shots in 60P are 1280x720 and your loading them into a 1080P timeline. FCP is scaling them to fit.
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