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Old February 20th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #1
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Cineform / Workflow Question

So I've got one for you: is there any way to take a project made of, say, HDV clips, and save or render the project so that all clips are converted to the Cineform Intermediate format? Basically, re-rendering all the clips so that one would go from working with HDV to Cineform.....

There must at least be a script to do this....
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Old February 21st, 2008, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hi Mark,

This can all be done inside of Vegas. Here's how:

1. Drop all of your HDV clips on the timeline end to end
2. Create regions at each of your events on the timeline with the event name (there is a script out there that will do this for you - 'create_regions_from_event_names' - check on the VASST site)
3. Run the "Batch_Render_GUI' from the scripts menu
4. Select the HDV Intermediate of your choice from the Video for windows drop-down tree
5. be sure to select Render Regions at the bottom of the script
6. Choose a render location
7. Press OK!

Be sure to have your project settings set-up to match your footage if you are doing a direct copy to an intermediate.

If you want an easier and faster solution, buy the Cineform NEO-HDV package as it will do batch conversions for you, plus a host of other processing options. It will also capture direct from your HDV cam and convert to the Cineform .avi format on the fly as you capture. I use it everyday, and love it.

Hope it helps!


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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:07 PM   #3
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Thank you very much.

This is what I have searched for many weeks. In the past, I captured videos by HDVSplit with check on scene split. But when I rendered all the individual mt2 clips into cineform intermediat in Vegas, the rendered file (.avi) became one big file, which I must split again manually (one by one) for further editing. In fact, this meant that I did not need to split scenes at the cature stage.

Now, thanks to your suggestion, I can now convert individual mt2 clips into separate avi intermediate files without having them merged into one big avi file. What you suggested solved all the tedious work I had to do.

Many thanks again.... from Paris.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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Thanks Lance,
That is exactly what I was looking for. Hopefully Sony will find a way to add a tool to Vegas down the line to simplify this, but it looks like it works this way for now.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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It will also capture direct from your HDV cam and convert to the Cineform .avi format on the fly as you capture. I use it everyday, and love it.
And especially with the latest builds, the files are nicely named: your choice of "base name" with -001, -002, etc appended. Makes organization easy.
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