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Old September 13th, 2009, 09:05 PM   #1
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ProRes or XDCAM for EX3??

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with the new FCP Do i now setup my time line as XDCAM EX 720P50 35mb /VBR as that FCP want to set it to the first time i drop the video into the time line, or do i start to use the Pro Res. The questions is what one to use . I shoot on a EX3 720P50. Most of the fobs i do are about 3 to 4 hrs in shot length. I have the latest Mac pro all specked out so power is no problems, what i am looking for is to get the best qlty from camera to DVD.

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Old September 13th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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1) Choose Easy Setup>XDCAM EX 720 50P
2) Create a New Project
3) Select the Sequence that's created by the New Project
4) Go to Sequence>Settings
5) Go to the Render Control tab and choose Codec: Apple Pro Res 422

With this setup, you can drop your footage into the timeline without rendering. But when you do have to render (because you've added a title or multiple layers of video) it will render that segment as ProRes. There are a number of good reasons you want to render as ProRes. Speed, repeatability, quality, etc...

I've been using this workflow since January and it's worked great.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 01:34 AM   #3
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I would do what Mitchell suggests with one exception and that is if I plan on saving my finished production back to the EX in which case I would render to XDCAM EX and not ProRes.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 05:51 PM   #4
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1) Choose Easy Setup>XDCAM EX 720 50P
2) Create a New Project
3) Select the Sequence that's created by the New Project
4) Go to Sequence>Settings
5) Go to the Render Control tab and choose Codec: Apple Pro Res 422

With this setup, you can drop your footage into the timeline without rendering. But when you do have to render (because you've added a title or multiple layers of video) it will render that segment as ProRes. There are a number of good reasons you want to render as ProRes. Speed, repeatability, quality, etc...

I've been using this workflow since January and it's worked great.
Hi Mitchell, thanks for that, i will give it a go, starting a new project today. Cheers.
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