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Old February 8th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #1
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Best Sequence settings to work with HDV on FCP6

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I'm a wedding videographer and I work with Z1, I just got FCP6 and I have some doubts regarding Sequence Settings to work with HDV, if possible, could someone please help me?

I have a MacBook Pro, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33 ghz and 2 GB Ram...

I started my FCP6 and selected Easy Setup as HDV-1080i60 FireWire Basic

1-) On Sequence Settings, General Tab, I left it as the easy setup set for me (Compressor HDV 1080i60, quality 100%, field UPPER, etc...).


2-) On Video Processing tab which options should I select?

a) Render in 8 bit YUV or Render all YUV material in High Precision YUV ?

b) Motion Filter Quality as Normal or Best ?

c) In Process Maximum White should I selected White or Super White ?



3-) On Render Control tab:

a) I set codec to Apple ProRes 422.

b) in Master Templates and Motion Projects, should I set Quality to NORMAL or BEST ?

c) in Master Templates and Motion Projects, should I check the box "Always Use Best Quality When Rendering Movies" ?



thanks ererybody for your attention.

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Marcelo
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Old February 9th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #2
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1-) On Sequence Settings, General Tab, I left it as the easy setup set for me (Compressor HDV 1080i60, quality 100%, field UPPER, etc...).

Since you are using the Z1 use the Sony Firewire 1080i setting.

2-) On Video Processing tab which options should I select?

a) Render in 8 bit YUV or Render all YUV material in High Precision YUV ?

High precision - more accurate color rendition.

b) Motion Filter Quality as Normal or Best ?

Best - longer renders but better picture.

c) In Process Maximum White should I selected White or Super White ?

White

3-) On Render Control tab:

a) I set codec to Apple ProRes 422.

Your sequence needs to agree with your codec. It's either HDV or ProRes. If you're going to turn around and go back to HDV tape then use HDV. If you're going to output to DVD then use ProRes. ProRes will require rendering .

b) in Master Templates and Motion Projects, should I set Quality to NORMAL or BEST ?

Best - longer renders, better picture

c) in Master Templates and Motion Projects, should I check the box "Always Use Best Quality When Rendering Movies" ?

Yep.
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