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Old October 4th, 2006, 09:47 PM   #1
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PP2.0 or Edius Broadcast?!

Hey all -

Would appreciate some feedback from your experiences and / or thoughts regarding editing HVX200 HD material on either Adobe's PP2.0 w/Cineform (either Aspect or Prospect HD) vs. Grass Valley's Edius Broadcast 4.0. I'd be shooting primarily in the 1080 modes (24p, 24pa, 60i).

I've noticed that Prospect HD is the only one that allows you to edit at 1920x1080; while the others (Aspect HD and EB4) edit at a maximum of 1440x1080. Is this good, bad or does it even matter?

I would try the trial versions myself, but my computer is a meager PIII 600 w/256mb of RAM!! It barely plays Flash videos!! I will be getting a new Core 2 Duo laptop soon to try this stuff.

So for now, I'd just like to get some feedback, opinions of what you HVX200 users and editors feel about either of these NLE's so I can prep myself for the plunge in the coming weeks.

Many thanks!!

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Old October 10th, 2006, 12:21 PM   #2
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Yeah, you're going to need a lot more power to edit footage from the HVX.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #3
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You can always try the Raylight codec (http://www.dvfilm.com/raylight/index.htm) and use the NLE of your choice.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 08:29 PM   #4
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My understanding is that Edius Broadcast has some of the best support available for footage from the HVX200, including preserving the XMF metadata while editing. I wouldn't worry too much about the editing resolution given that DVCProHD is only 1280x1080 pixels at full 1080p, so the native footage doesn't require a 1920x1080 editing space. Also, Edius does have a 1920x1080 project setting option if you want to go that route.

A Core 2 Duo laptop should be able to handle HVX200 footage pretty well; just be sure to get a 7200 RPM hard drive.
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