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Old October 9th, 2014, 02:13 PM   #316
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Sony lists this for the recording format:

XAVC HD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:2 Long profile

So my understanding is all the XAVC, regardless of the frame rate will be 4:2:2. The file extensions are .MXF
Got it. Probably necessary to use something like Catalyst Browse to transcode to ProRes first, in that case. Maybe not the end of the world, but certainly less than ideal.

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Old October 10th, 2014, 07:52 AM   #317
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I hear TotalCode Studio will work with these files and batch convert to almost any flavour required. TotalCode is a MC product. MC are still writing a bunch of XAVC codec material for Sony. Bet that is what we are waiting for, MC to deliver a codec library to suit this newer XAVC format.

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Old October 11th, 2014, 12:06 AM   #318
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I hear TotalCode Studio will work with these files and batch convert to almost any flavour required. TotalCode is a MC product. MC are still writing a bunch of XAVC codec material for Sony. Bet that is what we are waiting for, MC to deliver a codec library to suit this newer XAVC format.

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Old October 11th, 2014, 08:51 AM   #319
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Oooh, nothing for Macs? Doesn't sound too good! At this point anyway.

Just had it confirmed by a colleague that MainConcept's TotalCode Studio 3.1 [full version] will handle the XAVC-L 50-mbit 422 10-bit MXF files straight out of the X70 with no problems at all.

It also supports batch conversion from a chosen 'watch folder.' It can also transcode / export to virtually any flavour of codec/format/resolution you desire. It's also pretty quick and the quality is is as you would expect. It will also handle the XAVC-Intra 200+mbit MXF files from the F5/F55 family along with all of Sony's MPEG2 and H264 flavours from the rest of the camera family.

Not too surprising really when you look at it when you see that virtually every plugin made for Sony software including Vegas and the new Catalyst Browse is written by MainConcept.

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Old October 11th, 2014, 08:54 AM   #320
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC works fine with these XAVC-L files. No problems here.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 09:28 AM   #321
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Edius Pro 7 will play/edit these files ( downloaded from this thread ) just fine too. Identifies files as H.264/AVC ( Long GOP ) 50P, PCM audio 48000hz 24bit, with time code.

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Old October 11th, 2014, 09:48 AM   #322
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Adobe Premiere Pro CC works fine with these XAVC-L files. No problems here.
That's interesting Gabor. We just tried with the latest Prem Pro CC update on Mac. Only updated in the last 48 hours. PP will see the XAVC-L 422 MXF files but won't play them. Hmm! More investigation required I think.

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Edius Pro 7 will play/edit these files ( downloaded from this thread ) just fine too. Identifies files as H.264/AVC ( Long GOP ) 50P, PCM audio 48000hz 24bit, with time code.

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Old October 11th, 2014, 11:46 AM   #324
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Yes we were aware that Edius was ahead of`the curve. Strange goings on I think.

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IMHO. - They (Edius - Grass Valley(Canopus) have been "ahead of the curve" for a number of years - just don't have the "image" of PremierPro or FCP. Many professionals dismiss the software without looking into its capabilities.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 12:25 PM   #325
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IMHO. - They (Edius - Grass Valley(Canopus) have been "ahead of the curve" for a number of years - just don't have the "image" of PremierPro or FCP. Many professionals dismiss the software without looking into its capabilities.
Edius seems to have its own modular codecs. They're an underdog, which means their marketing department isn't quite as "in bed" with their engineers as Adobe's is with theirs. As much as I like Premiere, I have to say I'm pretty sick of Adobe holding minor codec revisions for ransom. Yeah, yeah... grumble, grumble.
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Edius seems to have its own modular codecs. .
Yes Edius has their intermediated codec HQ and HQX but the issue of the X70 files is a decode issue not a source codec issue. I use HQX to go between Edius and Vegas(or Premiere ) . I have CS6 Production Suite,Vegas 12 and Edius 7. I do not use Premiere just Photoshop and AE, main editor is Edius with Vegas12/Sound Forge for audio editing.Edius has the best multicam editor in my opinion and is very fast with native files.

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Old October 13th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #327
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Edius Pro 7 will play/edit these files ( downloaded from this thread ) just fine too. Identifies files as H.264/AVC ( Long GOP ) 50P, PCM audio 48000hz 24bit, with time code.

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Old October 13th, 2014, 10:50 AM   #328
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On a Mac the free version of Catalyst Browse will play the files and convert them to ProRes. The only real glitch is that it will only transcode them one file at a time.

Once the files are imported into Catalyst, select one of them, choose Transcode to... from the File popup at lower right, set Format to ProRes, set Preset to the flavor of ProRes you want.

Sony is reportedly working on a plugin for direct import into FCPX.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 11:45 AM   #329
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On another forum, Ian Cook from Sony said they certainly are working on direct import of XAVC-L into FCPX. No timeline stated though.
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Old October 15th, 2014, 10:28 AM   #330
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Can someone repost the test footage from the X70? The download link isn't working anymore.
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