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Old February 8th, 2011, 05:29 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm looking for the best solution or software to create Proxy files of HD footage for editing. My colleague who edits has only an XP machine with Vegas 9, so it's not the best for HD. We have recently filmed a conference on 3 Canon XH-A1 cameras at 1080i and 50i frame rate. Offloaded 29 tapes at 280GB of footage amounting to over 30 hours worth. Can anyone recommend the best and fastest method to downsize these files into proxies for editing and then switching back. I know someone developed a Vegas script for this but was looking to see if there might be a faster solution or software what with so many hours of footage...? The more pony the file then the faster it will convert and run on his machine, but if anyone can recommend settings also maybe

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Old February 8th, 2011, 03:42 PM   #2
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I recommend using Prism Video conversion software since it's free and has a batch mode. And I recommend the Matrox mpeg2 SD codec (also free) since you can make DV sized proxies at half the bitrate of miniDV and these should absolutely fly on his machine in Vegas.
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Old February 9th, 2011, 05:33 AM   #3
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That's great thanks. Until there is a script is created compatible with Vegas 10 64 bit this is perfect.
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