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Old May 7th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #1
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HDV or SD to SD DVD workflow?

Hello! I am working on a project, where final result will be SD (720x576 Pal) DVD.
I will shoot on Canon H1 camera. Any advantage to shoot HDV vs. SD format?? Appreciate feedback!
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Old May 7th, 2006, 12:01 PM   #2
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It takes longer and requires more computer time and space but shooting in HD, editing in HD, and then converting on export produces a better image. It's really a question of how much HD space you have, how fast your computer is, and if you want to take the extra time to work in HD and then have a rather long conversion process down to SD. But it will look better.
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Nathan, thanks a lot! That gives a prospective I am on dual 2gig G5 with 2.5 Gig Ram, hope it's good enough... Do you edit in native HDV timeline or something different, AIC, DVCpro HD??? Appreciate further feedback..
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Old May 7th, 2006, 04:00 PM   #4
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Oleg,

Are you on a G5? Is so, that is enough space. But make sure if you are capturing and editing in HDV, that you have a sizable hard drive. If you can 500gb
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Old May 7th, 2006, 10:28 PM   #5
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A G5 has plenty of computing horsepower to handle HDV. I actually wrote a response about HDV vs. AIC in the HD final cut pro forum. Take a look for more info. There are advantages and disadvantages of either format. Whatever import you choose, I would shoot HD, capture HD, edit in HD, and then use compressor to transcode down to SD (even though your target format is PAL 720 X 576 you're going to be exporting to a frame of 720 X 405 which will maintain your 16X9 aspect ratio. Or if you're going to DVD you just select a PAL anamorphic DVD setting and the widescreen aspect ratio will be maintained automatically. Best of luck!
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Old May 8th, 2006, 12:32 PM   #6
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Thanks again, I will give it a try to capture all in HDV, however, I accidently captured some 45 min in AIC, my main concern is Slow Motion, I have to go about 40 %. Will try Twixtor, another thing I've read chnging frame rate through Compressor, and then do all the cutting...
Anyone had specific results with Slow Motion editing in HDV timeline??

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