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Old February 23rd, 2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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Direct to Edit Cameras

I am going into production on a web-series, and I am looking for a good direct-to-edit camera to work with Final Cut.

I'm looking at the Sony AX2000, but FCP doesn't work cleanly with the XDCAM codec, you need to convert to prores through the log-and-transfer.

Anyone have thoughts on a good camera that imports straight to final cut?
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 12:08 PM   #2
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Re: Direct to Edit Cameras

The JVC GY-HM series cameras are designed for direct FCP edit....the new 750 model is, to me, particularly attractive...
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Old February 25th, 2011, 12:54 PM   #3
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Re: Direct to Edit Cameras

JVC HMs shoot .mov Straight off the card into FCP, I know no better for that workflow.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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Any camera!

As long as it has a firewire output... just attach a Focus FS-H200 or similar DTE recorder and record straight to .mov.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:02 AM   #5
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Re: Direct to Edit Cameras

Or get any good camera with HDMI or HD-SDI and record to an Aja Ki Pro Mini which records to Pro Res.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #6
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Re: Direct to Edit Cameras

How about DVCPROHD from a HVX200/HPX170? L&T step, but quick.

Or solve it on the software side with something like MXF4mac
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