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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #1
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What do you think of this work flow?

So I am a student who uses a pc at home with premiere pro 2.0 and avid express pro hd who goes to a school that uses final cut pro 5. On top of that I use Sony cameras/tapes and the school doesn't allow sony tapes in their decks.
I am new to final cut pro but I am quite good at premiere so the transition isn't that bad. I have just started using Avid, however. Also I have magic bullet and cineform for premiere.

With that said, I have to turn in projects like broadcast quality commercials and what not on dv tapes and in quicktime and have come across a problem with how I am going to do it.

I want to edit from home since my computer is better than the mac's at school and I won't have to bring my camera in as a deck either. So my idea
for a work flow is as follows:

Capture with Premiere and cineform

do all the editing and effects using premiere and magic bullet

export uncompressed using the frameserver codec

putting the uncompressed final cut onto a mac formatted hard drive using mac drive from media four http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive/

go to school and load the final cut onto Final Cut Pro and export to tape and quicktime from the school using their deck/imacs.

Another option for the final steps is just exporting from premiere to a panasonic tape using my hdr hc1 that I won't feel as bad having a non sony tape in as much as I would if it was in my Z1. Although I would need a better program than premiere to export to quicktime.

I am worried about getting the final cut from premiere to final cut pro though since I have never used anything like frameserver before. Does anyone have a better workflow idea or know what kinds of files that final cut likes so I can finalize it at school?

This is a mouthful I know but this will determine how I go about the rest of my semester.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #2
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I wouldn't use an uncompressed codec... the other system may not be able to play it back in real-time unless it is attached to a fast RAID.

If you are exporting to DV tape, use the DV codec. Export a quicktime DV.
For SDI output you'd use something better. But it's an iMac and probably doesn't have SDI-out hardware attached.

2- Frameserving codecs are for a different purpose.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #3
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Ya the idea of cutting out the school and just using my hdr hc1 as a sort of deck and third party software for exporting is becoming a better idea the more I think about it.
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