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Robert Bale September 13th, 2009 08:05 PM

ProRes or XDCAM for EX3??
 
Hello,

with the new FCP Do i now setup my time line as XDCAM EX 720P50 35mb /VBR as that FCP want to set it to the first time i drop the video into the time line, or do i start to use the Pro Res. The questions is what one to use . I shoot on a EX3 720P50. Most of the fobs i do are about 3 to 4 hrs in shot length. I have the latest Mac pro all specked out so power is no problems, what i am looking for is to get the best qlty from camera to DVD.

Rob.

Mitchell Lewis September 13th, 2009 08:34 PM

1) Choose Easy Setup>XDCAM EX 720 50P
2) Create a New Project
3) Select the Sequence that's created by the New Project
4) Go to Sequence>Settings
5) Go to the Render Control tab and choose Codec: Apple Pro Res 422

With this setup, you can drop your footage into the timeline without rendering. But when you do have to render (because you've added a title or multiple layers of video) it will render that segment as ProRes. There are a number of good reasons you want to render as ProRes. Speed, repeatability, quality, etc...

I've been using this workflow since January and it's worked great.

Alister Chapman September 14th, 2009 12:34 AM

I would do what Mitchell suggests with one exception and that is if I plan on saving my finished production back to the EX in which case I would render to XDCAM EX and not ProRes.

Robert Bale September 14th, 2009 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mitchell Lewis (Post 1350392)
1) Choose Easy Setup>XDCAM EX 720 50P
2) Create a New Project
3) Select the Sequence that's created by the New Project
4) Go to Sequence>Settings
5) Go to the Render Control tab and choose Codec: Apple Pro Res 422

With this setup, you can drop your footage into the timeline without rendering. But when you do have to render (because you've added a title or multiple layers of video) it will render that segment as ProRes. There are a number of good reasons you want to render as ProRes. Speed, repeatability, quality, etc...

I've been using this workflow since January and it's worked great.

Hi Mitchell, thanks for that, i will give it a go, starting a new project today. Cheers.


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