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Old June 21st, 2010, 06:28 PM   #1
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Avchd & hdv

I am shooting a wedding soon, where I'll be using an AVCHD camera (Sony SR-5E) and an HDV camera (Sony Z1)

I'm very confused as to how I should edit both these file types together in the best way. What frame size should they be converted too? Should I convert them both to Prores files or should I leave the HDV, and convert the AVCHD stuff to HDV?

I need all the file types to be the same, as I'll be doing a multicam edit in FCP.

I did a test run and tried converting everything to prores. I burned it onto DVD and the quality doesnt seem to be too good- plus the HDV stuff has come out very interlaced.

If anyone has any advice on editing these two formats together it would be greatly appreciated! thanks!
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Old June 21st, 2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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G'day James,

Open up a HDV project, import your HDV clips and change render settings to Prores. You must convert your AVCHD files to Prores - (no need for HQ)

Export final film to Prores (if u want a master Quicktime). Or send entire sequence to Compressor.
In Compressor deinterlace using Better settings.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 09:03 AM   #3
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Seems like every try at making a DVD from HDV interlaced has had major interlacing on the DVD. Exporting a self contained prorez 30p movie or even an HDV30p movie takes care of that.
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 11:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses.

I actually tried something yesterday that seems to work:

I log and capture the HDV as HDV1080i50. And I convert all the AVCHD to the same using Toast...

Do you think this is a good way of doing it?
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