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Old March 14th, 2010, 10:38 AM   #1
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XDCAM HD Proxies in FCP 7

I've been poking around looking for the answer to this but haven't found a clear one yet. I have a client who wants to send me xdcam HD proxies, which I can work with and then conform to the original HD material when she returns. Is it possible/easy to conform the proxies in FCP?

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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:02 AM   #2
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Is it possible/easy to conform the proxies in FCP?
Possible, yes. Easy, depends on your budget.

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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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I see ... thanks for the info. This is the first time I've ever actually needed to use proxies at all, and probably will be the last unless this project repeats next year. So $400 that my producer would not want to repay me for seems like an unwise investment, as long as I can get the job done by other means.

I was actually hoping Sony and Apple had gotten their act together on this since 3 or 4 years ago when I bought my xdcam HD camera.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 09:24 AM   #4
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John, if you use FCP then forget built in proxy workflows. Apple have never shown any interest in pursuing or promoting them, preferring to create and push full resolution workflows instead. If you need a proxy workflow solution then you have commercial third party options such as the one linked, or you can jump through a series of annoying and impractical hoops to roll your own .... or (and here's the better options) you can download Edius or Avid ... use the free trial period to get the job done, get paid and be happy.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 08:35 AM   #5
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Well, as a former happy Liquid user, Avid just sent out an option to buy Media Composer for a very low price. Maybe it's time.
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