HV20 - Final Cut 6 - Workflow at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Final Cut Suite
Discussing the editing of all formats with FCS, FCP, FCE


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:01 AM   #1
Tourist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mty, MX
Posts: 2
HV20 - Final Cut 6 - Workflow

Hi,

I captured footage in HDV, 24p, 16:9 with an HV20.

I need to get an SD Master Tape, in Letterbox (720 x 480). I use Final Cut Studio 2 and live in NTSC land. I would also be burning a DVD for me, but the tape is vital. because I have to deliver the project on this SD Master Tape.

How should I proceed regarding editing, downconverting and capturing?

1. I've been reading that it's better to capture HDV, edit HDV and at the end downconvert to SD. I tried the Bonsai Method to do this, but so far I haven't been so successful. I have edgy lines.

2. Can the HV20 downconvert at the end on its own, from HDV to SD, during Print to Tape?

3. I also know it's possible to use DVLock form the start to capture SD (from HDV) to begin with... How much would the quality of the project would be affected? Is still good?

I've been doing tests for hours... any help would be deeply appreciated. Really.


Marlén
Marlen Rios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2009, 03:43 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 628
Something to keep in Mind is that the HV20 is 24F inside a 60i signal. So, I'm not sure what your final output is going to be but you may want to consider de-interlacing your footage.

Here's what I would do:
I'd capture HDV via firewire, with each clip broken up (should be automatic)
Drop captures into Compressor.
Adjust frame controls to remove interlace (making 23.98) and convert to Pro-Res 422 at 1920x1080.
I'd import pro-res clips into FCP. Edit in a native 23.98 timeline and cut.
When ready for output, create a "current settings" quicktime.
Open up compressor and drop in the 23.98 QT, apply best quality NTSC DVD to create the m2v & ac3 files.
Burn with DVD Studio Pro. This will give you a 24p DVD- which will look crisp.

The only alt to this would be if you had hardware for playback (ie a deck that plays out HD-SDI to a NLE) then you could capture directly to Pro-Res.

Hope this helps.
-C
Christopher Drews is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2009, 05:09 AM   #3
Tourist
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Mty, MX
Posts: 2
Thank you, Christopher.

BTW, How would you Print to Tape to an SD Mini DV Master Tape?
Marlen Rios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2nd, 2009, 01:39 PM   #4
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 628
I'm not too sure what you are asking.
There are two methods for controlling a deck / camera with FCP:
Print to Video and Edit to Tape.
I usually use Edit because it can control the tape via deck control / firewire.
Print to Video is without Timecode, so you'll have to manually hit record on your deck / device.

So, if you going back to a HV-20. 1) You'd have to set it up to record via firewire. I believe the camera has to be in Playback mode and the setting is in the menu. 2) Select Print to Video in FCP. 3) Hit record on the HV-20. 4) Playback the sequence.

Hope this helps,
-C
Christopher Drews is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Apple / Mac Post Production Solutions > Final Cut Suite

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:56 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network