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Old June 9th, 2003, 04:48 PM   #1
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Editing note from Ken Freed

Ed Sherry at JVC was kind enough to forward my questions to Ken Freed, who just emailed me these answers about editing:

"The only 2 edit packages are the included NLE for windows and the CineForm plug-in for Premier.

There is no way to know at what date other NLE vendors will be able to edit the MPEG2-TS

The statement about CD-ROM updates for the camera is not a correct statement. JVC would not be updating other peoples NLE software. That is up to them."

Thanks, Ed and Ken! That cleared up a lot of questions.

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Old June 9th, 2003, 05:53 PM   #2
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If you just want to experiement with the footage, Vegas 4 can load HD1 footage onto the timeline and step through it, with a 720/30p project. You can edit it, apply FX and titles, and render to 720/30p WMV or MPEG-2, but you can't render an MPEG-TS and write it back to the camera.
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Old June 10th, 2003, 12:52 AM   #3
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Here's the text of a previous post of mine about editing HD1 footage uncompressed on the Mac. I hope this is of help.

I've been playing around with short clips of MPEG2TS that I got from
this camera and have edied them in FCP uncompressed, basically doing an
offline DV edit and online uncompressed 720p HD.
You need a Mac and a PC hooked up together, but using a few PC shareware
utilities the workflow is as follows:

Transfer the MPEG2TS file directly from the camera to a PC,
Demux it on the PC using a shareware utility called "mpgtx"
Move the file to a Mac, uncompress it in Quicktime Pro,
Make a DV clone from Quicktime Pro.
Edit in DV,
Conform to HD on your regular DV hard drives,
Move the file back to the PC
Encode to MPEG2 (HD res) using TMPEGEnc utility ($50)
Convert to MPEG2TS using the Womble MPEG2 editor ($120)
View the HD movie on your PC or Mac using the Elecard player (PC) or VLAN
shareware player on the Mac
or transfer it to a D_VHS deck or back to the camera and view it on an HD
TV.

None of this requires any expensive HD I/O gear, the downsides of course
being the inability to view the material in HD res AS you are editing
(though you CAN load up the uncompressed file into FCP and view Still frames
if that helps), and you need masses of hard drive space. I only just found
out about the TMPEG and Womble utilities so I can't vouch for them
personally yet, I did my MPEG2 encode on the Mac with the Heuris encoder
demo (the full program costs $5,000).
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Old June 10th, 2003, 11:25 AM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Paul Mogg : None of this requires any expensive HD I/O gear, the downsides of course
being the inability to view the material in HD res AS you are editing
(though you CAN load up the uncompressed file into FCP and view Still frames if that helps), and you need masses of hard drive space. -->>>

Ken is likely unware of Mac developments. Paul has developed his way of FCP editing. I've developed my way that eliminates the downsides he mentions.

The cost of the MPEG-2 encoder remains a problem to both techniques.

And more exciting news is coming for the Mac.
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