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Old October 11th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Possible 1080p 50p/60p slow-motion workflow for PIX240?

Hi guys,

I'm wondering if this would this work as a possible 1080p slow-motion workflow for the F3 using the PIX240?

- Connect PIX240 via HD-SDI monitoring output
- Record overcranked (50p/60p) 720p25 to internal camera media
- Playback the footage on the camera
- Record the playback on the PIX with upscaling from 720p25 to 1080p25

Obviously you're not getting native 1080p resolution, and I assume you'd only be getting 4:2:0 colour information, but would this workflow work for having slow-motion 1080p footage to blend with the rest of your standard speed 1080p footage?
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Old October 11th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Re: Possible 1080p 50p/60p slow-motion workflow for PIX240?

That may work but why not conform the frame rate with software and bring it into your project as is? You can use a utility such as FFMPEG to change the playback frame rate without recompressing the video.

I use Media Composer and it is no problem to bring 720 footage into a 1080 project.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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Re: Possible 1080p 50p/60p slow-motion workflow for PIX240?

Pix240 does scaling, but I doubt will do frame remapping. Your best bet is just drop your over cranked footage on a 1080p timeline in the fps you want and then do a post zoom of 50% to bring your 720p footage up to 1080p.

This is what I do with all my over cranked footage and although it is a "blow up" it is very difficult to detect even to the keen eye.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 11:34 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I've got an F3 on the way, so I'll give the different workflows a try when it arrives and try to figure out which is easiest overall.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 11:39 AM   #5
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Re: Possible 1080p 50p/60p slow-motion workflow for PIX240?

I could understand wanting to do this so you don't have to go through a computer and transcode again, it makes sense if you are just handing the footage over to someone and don't want them to have to worry about all the technical bits.
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