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Old December 19th, 2014, 09:18 AM   #511
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Like you I can't seem to do anything useful with this. Back to Prepare. What on earth are the developers in Sony doing? do they live on another planet?
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Old December 19th, 2014, 09:32 AM   #512
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OK so I'm stupid but when I select several file to transcode, the transcode button is greyed out. Back to square one. What am I doing wrong?
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Old December 19th, 2014, 10:47 AM   #513
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You are operating a camera with a codec that will not be editable until so much time passes that the cost of the camera drops several hundred dollars, and is replaced with a NEWER UNIT WITH BETTER HARDWARE FEATURES. :-)

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Old December 19th, 2014, 11:07 AM   #514
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Catalyst Prepare is $199 at the Sony site but I was able to purchase it for about $50 less from B&H. I don't have an X70 (yet) but do have a new Sony A7s.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 11:20 AM   #515
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Just confirmed I can only transcode to AVCHD or DPX on my PC as well. DPX doesn't work in Sony Vegas either, and this is not a multiclip issue, Catalyst Browse refuses to transcode even a single file to anything other than AVCHD or DPX. This free Sony software appears to be a "Whoops, I accidentally shot this on a format that is not editable, and need to transcode to the other format that I should have selected in my camera menu" solution. They should just call this "SD Card Footage Repair" Browse.

This means there is still no way to get my 10 bit 4:2:2 50Mbps video out of my camera........how annoying.

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Old December 19th, 2014, 12:22 PM   #516
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Why not use Premiere Pro? It will run with XAVC right out of the camera, or transcode to whatever you like. Get a free demo or sign up for a Creative Cloud subscription. Cheaper than an external ProRes recorder...
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Old December 19th, 2014, 12:31 PM   #517
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Just confirmed I can only transcode to AVCHD or DPX on my PC as well. DPX doesn't work in Sony Vegas either, and this is not a multiclip issue, Catalyst Browse refuses to transcode even a single file to anything other than AVCHD or DPX. This free Sony software appears to be a "Whoops, I accidentally shot this on a format that is not editable, and need to transcode to the other format that I should have selected in my camera menu" solution. They should just call this "SD Card Footage Repair" Browse.

This means there is still no way to get my 10 bit 4:2:2 50Mbps video out of my camera........how annoying.

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X70 10bit 4:2:2 MXF files will edit fine in Edius 7.4 which will also show DPX too ( still image sequence !!!). I have Vegas 12, as you say nothing !! CS6 will show DPX. Pretty useless piece of software. Only use is to get the files into the computer for me. At least my edit software will work with them. Premiere Pro CC I believe will also work.

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Old December 19th, 2014, 06:10 PM   #518
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I don't know what to say - mine works.

In the Browse View in Catalyst Browse I can select multiple clips and transcode them to ProRes.
Select them, click the File dropdown at lower right.
Choose Transcode to...
Set Format to ProRes
Choose preset you want.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 06:17 PM   #519
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My only choices are DPX and XAVC no ProRes I am on Windows though. Trans coding to XAVC Intra will then work in Vegas 12.

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Old December 19th, 2014, 06:29 PM   #520
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I'm on Mac - latest version of Browse (1.1.0.86 from earlier this week) and latest OSX.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 07:49 PM   #521
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Windows version is (1.1.0.87) with DPX or XAVC as options
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Old December 19th, 2014, 08:08 PM   #522
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Just confirmed I can only transcode to AVCHD or DPX on my PC as well. DPX doesn't work in Sony Vegas either, and this is not a multiclip issue, Catalyst Browse refuses to transcode even a single file to anything other than AVCHD or DPX. This free Sony software appears to be a "Whoops, I accidentally shot this on a format that is not editable, and need to transcode to the other format that I should have selected in my camera menu" solution. They should just call this "SD Card Footage Repair" Browse.

This means there is still no way to get my 10 bit 4:2:2 50Mbps video out of my camera........how annoying.

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Old December 19th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #523
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I don't know what to say - mine works.

In the Browse View in Catalyst Browse I can select multiple clips and transcode them to ProRes.
Select them, click the File dropdown at lower right.
Choose Transcode to...
Set Format to ProRes
Choose preset you want.
Exactly the same as you, Mac 10.6, updated Browse- Nothing- the file menu transcode button is greyed out I used the pop up 'new version available which is 1.02 but if I follow your instructions David and go to options/about etc an even newer version 1.1 appears. Then magically I can transcode multiple files. What on earth was the pop up for?
It's like being in a computer game maze.
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Old December 19th, 2014, 10:20 PM   #524
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Paul as I mentioned the transcode to XAVC Intra will work in Vegas 12 so you can edit your X70 video. Transcode is quite fast too. XAVC Intra is the full version of XAVC rather than the LongGOP of the X70 so file size is bigger about 5 times as big !!! But is easier to edit with. OF interest too is the fact i could not get the data code button on the X70 I had as a demo to work but this latest version of Catalyst shows all the data code information !!!

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Old December 20th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #525
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Just figured out that part of my problem is that I shoot 720p60. In a test, 1080p60 WILL transcode to ProRes and XAVC. This is still a problem for me, as my work issued editing platform is FCP X, and if you use FCP X, you will no doubt be aware that you cannot export/render/share a 720 file from a 1080 master unless you do something like drop a 1 second 720 clip at the beginning of the timeline.

I must say though, I did nee a noticeable improvement in quality on the XAVC footage I ingested via SDI. The night gained up colorful stuff looked smoother, less noise, colors popped a bit more. :)

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