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Old April 10th, 2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Apple software update - What HDV Camera shoots 4:2:2?

Just checked Apple updates on my computer - This update was for March 28, 2008. I went to the release notes for the latest information at: http://www.apple.com/support/release...Studio_2.0_rn/

It states - Apple updates their HDV Codec to version 1.4 to provide 4:2:2 support in Final Cut Pro (6.0.3).

Is this to support a new camera or is this indicative of the HDV to ProRes workflow?

Anyone have any answers? Is this to support a new camera that will be rolled out at NAB?

-Geoff

Chris - I didn't know if this should go under the "Non-Linear Editing on the Mac" Forum or not. The information got me thinking more about Cameras than NLE support.

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Old April 10th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #2
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EX1 I believe shoot 4:2:2.
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Old April 10th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #3
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I have an EX1 and it shoots 4:2:0 long GOP.

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Old April 11th, 2008, 12:03 AM   #4
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And technically, the EX1 does not shoot HDV.
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Old April 11th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #5
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Sony XDCam PDW-700. Apple's just calling the Xdcam HD 4:2:2 stuff HDV 4:2:2 because it's the same decoder on their end.

I wonder if Sony's 4:2:2 long-gop mpeg2 stuff is implemented in a similar way to DVCPro50 (IE, just two 4:2:0 HDV streams offset so that when combined they give 4:2:2)?
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Old April 11th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #6
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Hi Colin,

I thought the same thing too at first, but the XDCam support is listed under the notes for the Sony XDCAM HD422 support - The HDV listing is it's own notes section.

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Old April 13th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #7
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Maybe It's both?

Maybe its a new codec coming out. Or maybe its just a more direct way to renencode hdv into pro-res 422
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Old April 13th, 2008, 05:42 PM   #8
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IIRC some of the Sony's live feed 4:2:2 before encoding,
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Old April 13th, 2008, 06:07 PM   #9
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Yeah it's most likely just for live-capture via HDMI (HVR-V1U/HVR-Z7U) or live-capture via HD-SDI (HVR-Z270U).
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #10
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If I do the 6.0.3 download for final cut am I going to have any issues with current projects I am working on in final cut now or should I wait till I finish the stuff I am currently working on.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 07:23 PM   #11
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If I do the 6.0.3 download for final cut am I going to have any issues with current projects I am working on in final cut now or should I wait till I finish the stuff I am currently working on.
If you don't need it wait till your done, sucks having to downgrade in the middle of a project :)
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Old April 15th, 2008, 05:41 AM   #12
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If I do the 6.0.3 download for final cut am I going to have any issues with current projects I am working on in final cut now or should I wait till I finish the stuff I am currently working on.
I never change a running system during a project (no software update at all, especially no FCP updates unless I really NEED them)

There is always a (little) risk that something goes wrong (plugins or whatever) and you do not want to get that headache while fetching your deadline...
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Old April 17th, 2008, 09:37 AM   #13
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Thanks Guys I think I will wait til my project is done.
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