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James Bishop June 21st, 2010 05:28 PM

Avchd & hdv
I am shooting a wedding soon, where I'll be using an AVCHD camera (Sony SR-5E) and an HDV camera (Sony Z1)

I'm very confused as to how I should edit both these file types together in the best way. What frame size should they be converted too? Should I convert them both to Prores files or should I leave the HDV, and convert the AVCHD stuff to HDV?

I need all the file types to be the same, as I'll be doing a multicam edit in FCP.

I did a test run and tried converting everything to prores. I burned it onto DVD and the quality doesnt seem to be too good- plus the HDV stuff has come out very interlaced.

If anyone has any advice on editing these two formats together it would be greatly appreciated! thanks!

Mark Andersson June 21st, 2010 08:50 PM

G'day James,

Open up a HDV project, import your HDV clips and change render settings to Prores. You must convert your AVCHD files to Prores - (no need for HQ)

Export final film to Prores (if u want a master Quicktime). Or send entire sequence to Compressor.
In Compressor deinterlace using Better settings.

Chris Korrow June 22nd, 2010 08:03 AM

Seems like every try at making a DVD from HDV interlaced has had major interlacing on the DVD. Exporting a self contained prorez 30p movie or even an HDV30p movie takes care of that.

James Bishop June 22nd, 2010 10:59 AM

Thanks for the responses.

I actually tried something yesterday that seems to work:

I log and capture the HDV as HDV1080i50. And I convert all the AVCHD to the same using Toast...

Do you think this is a good way of doing it?

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