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Old February 15th, 2005, 05:04 PM   #106
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Hey guys, I've finally gotten around to getting some footage from my Z1 into my computer. I shot some footage in LA and also a marthon my girlfriend was in this past week.

First, I noticed that my dual G5 2.0 captures in "Real Time" - except when motion starts. Then it turns to something like this "Real Time 2/3" - it adjusts itself depending on the action in the footage. I haven't seen this posted yet, so I wanted to start contributing information! (I only have 1 gig of RAM, so if I had more it might stay real-time....also, I am using an external firewire 400 drive to capture)
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Old February 15th, 2005, 05:22 PM   #107
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Oh my God, this can't be happening....the breakup you guys have been talking about really sucks ass. I'm watching my export from iMovie and it's like stabbing me in the heart with scissors!!!!!!!!
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Old February 17th, 2005, 04:11 PM   #108
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Chris,

I know EXACTLY what you mean...

BTW, capture is also RT for me on my dual 2G

I prefer getting the m2t files from DVHSCap and converting them to DC30 lossless 4:2:2.

Chris, could you do a test? MPEG streamclip seems to be able to create m2t files from quitime movies. I think it could be possible to export back to the camera using that method, thus avoiding completely the AIC nightmare. Could you check that? I don't have a camera to test it right now...
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Old February 18th, 2005, 06:58 AM   #109
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I'm going to try your method...DVHScap to DC30 lossless.

I'll try do that test for you asap, but I'm on a tight schedule to capture footage. How would I play it back to camera?? iMovie imports mt2?
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Old February 18th, 2005, 11:45 AM   #110
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No, use DVHSCap to export back to the camera
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Old February 18th, 2005, 04:36 PM   #111
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I'll give it a shot, too.

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Old February 18th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #112
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Can't wait to see if it works!
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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:08 PM   #113
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Lumiere HD now allows MPEG2 TS encoding for the Sony HDV devices.

http://www.lumierehd.com/beta_download.php

We are continuing our efforts to develop Lumiere HD because we are dissapointed by the quality AIC delivers.

Some might prefer not to go the AIC route and go from the TS directly to the codec of their choice. It's a longer process than iMovie but won't compromise image quality as much.

I really wish Apple would come up with a solid solution so we could all move on with our lives... In the meantime, we'll do our best to improve our app.

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:18 PM   #114
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Thanks, Frederic. I'm disappointed, but I don't want to go back to Lumiere HD--I've spent WAYYYY too much time with the film.

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:21 PM   #115
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Heath,

Well at least you can use the latest Lumiere HD beta to encode your final cut to TS that the Sony camera will read.

This will save you another AIC encode...

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:29 PM   #116
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Can you post up how to do that properly here so others (and me) can use it?

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Old February 23rd, 2005, 11:35 PM   #117
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Sure,

From your FCP timeline, export to one of the following:

- HD 10bit uncompressed
- Photo JPEG 100%
- DC30 4:2:2
- Anything else you are willing to use considering your HD space vs. quality

Use 1440 X 1080, 60i (29.97fps Upper Odd)

Feed this mov into Lumiere HD and use the Sony HDV 1080i preset in the 'Transport Stream' tab

Print the resulting .m2t to Sony HDV camera using Lumiere HD Print to Tape feature (1st tab).

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Old February 24th, 2005, 07:58 AM   #118
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Good news Frederic,

Once again you seem to be the first to provide a good alternative for mac users :)
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Old March 1st, 2005, 07:33 PM   #119
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<<<-- Originally posted by Frederic Haubrich : Sure,

From your FCP timeline, export to one of the following:

- HD 10bit uncompressed
- Photo JPEG 100%
- DC30 4:2:2
- Anything else you are willing to use considering your HD space vs. quality

Use 1440 X 1080, 60i (29.97fps Upper Odd)

Feed this mov into Lumiere HD and use the Sony HDV 1080i preset in the 'Transport Stream' tab

Print the resulting .m2t to Sony HDV camera using Lumiere HD Print to Tape feature (1st tab).

Frederic -->>>

Frederic, is a Powerbook g4 1.67ghz 2gig ram capable for your application and fcp to edit and export HDV?
I need this minfo since that's my current editing solution...

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Old March 2nd, 2005, 03:06 AM   #120
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<<<Don't get a PC! <g> I don't have issues like that on my single processor G5 1.6 ghz Power Mac, but it can be a bit of a pain in the neck. I'm starting to notice the artifacting, which really stinks.>>>

Yeah, heaven forbid you should buy an inexpensive computer which offers several options for solving the problems you're currently dealing with on Macs! I truly hope Apple has something better to show at NAB for dealing with HDV.

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