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Old November 19th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #1
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Does Vegas support the EX1?

Does Sony Vegas support editing the files from the upcoming EX1 camera?

If not, are there workarounds like conversions or the use of cineform or something of the kind?

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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #2
 
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Vegas does support the full 1920 x 1080 stream. Already.
Workflow is thus:
SxS card in computer or card reader, Xfer files to HDD.
Open HDD in Vegas Explorer, start editing.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 12:58 AM   #3
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Sony makes both products, one would hope they could get them to work together properly.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #4
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Vegas does support the full 1920 x 1080 stream. Already.
Workflow is thus:
SxS card in computer or card reader, Xfer files to HDD.
Open HDD in Vegas Explorer, start editing.
Douglas, am I reading this right? No conversion (.mp4 to .mxf) via Clip Browser tool is necessary? Would be great if that's the case.
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Sony makes both products, one would hope they could get them to work together properly.
Sony Broadcast is about as related to Sony Creative Software as you are related to me. Second thought, you and I are more related, because we're actually communicating. :-)
Vegas supported the EX before the EX was even born.

Yes, the MP4 has to be converted to MXF, but it's done on the fly during the Xfer. Xfer is about 4:1, with realtime re-wrap. In other words, an hour of media from the SxS card takes about 15 mins to Xfer including re-wrap. Xfer without the re-wrap takes about 14 mins or so.
Vegas reads the files at 1920x1080.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #6
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In other words, an hour of media from the SxS card takes about 15 mins to Xfer including re-wrap. Xfer without the re-wrap takes about 14 mins or so.
Vegas reads the files at 1920x1080.
Douglas, now THAT I like. Simple straightforward communication. I've heard so much well-meant techno speak lately that it hurts. Very refreshing indeed.

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Old November 20th, 2007, 10:00 AM   #7
 
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Sorry, didn't realize I was speaking in techno in my other posts.
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Old November 20th, 2007, 11:57 AM   #8
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Sorry, didn't realize I was speaking in techno in my other posts.
Noooo... not aimed at anyone in particular. The learning curve on this, new bleeding edge discipline, often leaves me 10 steps behind.

I'll stand by with what I said that the way you explained this was very, refreshingly simple for me to understand. Thank you.

More please Douglas!

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Old November 20th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #9
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Yes, the MP4 has to be converted to MXF, but it's done on the fly during the Xfer.
Just so I'm clear about this, how exactly is the transfer done: via the Windows file manager, or something in Vegas, or some software which comes with the camera? Thanks.
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Conversion is done with the browsing software. Figure approx 15 mins for 1 hour footage, including the re-wrap.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 07:58 PM   #11
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DSE, thanks!

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Conversion is done with the browsing software. Figure approx 15 mins for 1 hour footage, including the re-wrap.
DSE, thanks!

This information is very improtant to me as I am seriously looking at these new cameras. Of course, I use Vegas (v7.0 at this time, but will upgrade if it does not support the formats).

I will wait for the z7 low light real world feedback and would like to decide if to get w/c one would suit me better. It's just that the 1/2" of EX1 is very appealing. I have not worked with such files so I want to be sure that it will work with my NLE.

Thanks again, Douglas. If there are any other caveats we should be aware, let us know. :-)
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This article might be of some help to you. It covers the entire Vegas/XDCAM EX workflow.
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Old January 5th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #13
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Workflow explained

I can't seem to get my EX1 files into vegas pro 8 timeline without first opening clip browser and exporting as mxf.
How does Vegas pro 8 do it "on the fly."
Here's what i'm doing,record footage,plug cam,via usb into pc,open up "my computer",i now hav 2 more drives,(cam drives),copy BAPV to "my documents",>"my videos",unplug cam.Now i can view these files in clip browser but not in vegas,when i "import" i can see the files/folders but can't open them.Am i doing it wrong ?
Please could you explain it step by step.
I tried to go on the link on your post but it just takes me to a blank page on your site.
Many thanks,Paul.
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Old January 6th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #14
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Sussed it,found this.

http://www.sundancemediagroup.com/ar...ony_Vegas8.htm
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