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Old March 4th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Speediest M2T to Quicktime workflow, any tips?

Hey guys,

Occasionally get these really simple edits to do, quick turnaround and slap-bang cuts. The editing takes no time at all, but the processing is really slowing things down.

The footage is all HDV 720p and i capture the whole tape using HDVxDV to an M2T file.

Normally I use Apple Intermediate Codec or go Uncompressed, but is there a speedier option??? For these jobs, i just want the processing to be fast fast fast.

I would capture within FCP straight to .mov but the data-breaks working with 720p in FCS2 is just not cool....so M2T is the way i've gone...

Anybody got any tips?...am i approaching it all wrong?
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Old March 4th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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Try an NLE with native HDV support?

Sorry, that one slipped out. Seriously, doesn't the tape capture time far outweigh the processing time?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:12 AM   #3
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Use HDMI, HDSDI or even component out of the HDV camera and use something like MOTU V3HD, Blackmagic Design Intesity, Decklink HD or Multibridge PRO/Eclipse then transcode in realtime capturing.

I do that with my HV20 captured as DVCPROHD since my other cams are HPX and HVX.
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