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Old October 4th, 2007, 05:08 PM   #1
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Sharing cineform files between pc & mac

I work both in Premiere CS3 (with Aspect) and Final Cut Studio 2 (just bought it wih my company). Would Prospect be some solution to share clips between both worlds? How would i change the w flow in Premiere?
How would especifically be the FCS w flow?
Some real experience available?

thanks, hernan
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Old October 4th, 2007, 06:52 PM   #2
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Hernan, Prospect would be a great cross-platform solution for you, and also give you a 10-bit workflow. PHD comes with a S/N for PHD on Windows and a S/N for the CineForm Mac codec on Intel Mac.

Prospect HD works identically to Aspect HD, but has more features, so your Windows work experience won't change.

Note: We do not have HDV (1440x1080) presents in Prospect HD, so if you import your HDV project without rescaling to 1920x1080 you'll simply need to create the presets which is straightforward.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 07:54 PM   #3
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David,

does this require two Prospect licenses.... I am confused by your description of the S/N?
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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:04 PM   #4
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Just the one Prospect HD license, but that allows for both PC and Mac installs.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:12 PM   #5
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Marty, you'll get the two copies of the codec, and exe install for windows, and a dmg for the mac. You'll need windows (or parrallels/bootcamp) to run HDlink for capture either to wrapped mov's or avi's with scene detection.

I am switching to macpro/fcp solution and intend on keeping Prospect. Since I've already have a library of CF projects, switching to a Mac will not dead-end them.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #6
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Could I legally purchase Prospect and have a PC install for myself, and a Mac install for a colleague? If so, a very compelling incentive to get slackers like me to upgrade.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #7
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Yes, we imagined some users would be interested in doing that.
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Old October 4th, 2007, 10:08 PM   #8
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David... thanks for the confirmation. That's a really great feature.

I need to learn more about how Prospect functions in the Intel Mac environment.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #9
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Marty, remember, Prospect HD itself is for Premiere Pro on Windows (or Bootcamp-Windows). But Prospect HD also comes with a serial number for our Mac codec. So you have a cross-platform workflow with both a Windows and Mac activation with one purchase.

Part of the reason we are doing it this way for now is that we don't yet have all of the valuable conversion utilities (inverse telecine, spatial resampling, speed change, image flip, etc) working on Mac yet. But if you're a CineForm Mac customer you want those things, so we combine the Windows and Mac versions for now.

When we support the conversion utilities broadly on Mac then we will probably separate the Windows and Mac releases.
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