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Old May 24th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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720p in a 1080p timeline

This may be pretty simple for some of you folks, but I've never done it before.....

Just purchased a GoPro Hero3 Black. I am just floored by the quality of 720p 120fps super slo-mo. It's shocking how good this stuff looks. All of of our other cameras re XDCAM, and shoot native 1440 x 1080, or 1920 x 1080. When editing in Premiere Pro, what's the best way to use the 720p GoPro footage on a XDCAM 1080 timeline? So far, I have simply imported the file, and reinterpreted the video. First, should I reinterpret this video at 29.97 fps, or 30 fps? When I drop this video in a time line, it is obviously smaller than the 1080p, and so far I've just increased the size to 150%, and it looks good.

But is simply increasing the video to 150% of it's native size the best way to do this? My gut tells me no, but my eyes tell that this video looks pretty darn good.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:26 AM   #2
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Re: 720p in a 1080p timeline

Tim, if you turn on 'scale to frame size' in Premiere, then once you drop your clips on the timeline they will automatically fill the frame. It's still the same thing as if you'd scaled them up to 150%, but if just removes an extra step from the process.

You'll also see that the scale remains at 100 (so even though the clip has been resized, the scale properties tab will now treat it like a 1080p clip), which can be helpful when doing PIP, split screen, or any other motion effects that require repeatable scaling.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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Re: 720p in a 1080p timeline

As you have a GoPro Black, why not film in 1080 instead of 720? In the future it should make your life easier (hopefully).
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Old May 29th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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Re: 720p in a 1080p timeline

Kevin,

I'm talking the "special" times when I am shooting at 120 frames per second. I am not aware that the Go Pro is capable of shooting 120 fps at 1080p resolution. 720p is all I have found. When we shoot "normal" 30 frames per second video, we do shoot at 1080 resolution.
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