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Jerry Hicklin1 Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
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Mar 31, 2011 10:46 AM
I shot some footage with a JVC HM100. Imported to FCP and dropped a clip on the timeline. I said OK to changing the sequence to match. I checked and under the Quicktime video settings, the compressor is XSCAMEX 1080i60. Should I be changing this to Apple ProREs422? THis footage is ending up on a DVD.
imac i5 2.8ghz quad core, 8gb of ram, Mac OS X (10.6.6), -JVC HM100U camera- iPad- 64gig 3G - appletv (2nd gen)
  • Jerry Hofmann Level 9 Level 9 (53,940 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 10:58 AM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    I'd leave it native. After all, it's supported. What Mbps is this stuff? Not familiar with the camera much...

    Jerry
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  • Jerry Hofmann Level 9 Level 9 (53,940 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 11:11 AM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    I think there's a column in the Browser, or just select a clip and type cmd+9... it's in the dialog box somewhere.

    Jerry
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  • Jerry Hofmann Level 9 Level 9 (53,940 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 11:18 AM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    Oh, the column's name would be Data Rate.

    Jerry
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  • Jerry Hofmann Level 9 Level 9 (53,940 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 11:49 AM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    It's 4:2:0 color then. If you have a lot of graphics, and stills etc to add or a lot of effects, you might want to work in ProRes, otherwise though, I'd not bother if the delivery is an SD DVD or the web.

    Jerry
    8 Core Mac Pro, 17" MPB 9TB storage, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Io HD, Kona 2, MXO, Huge systems, CalDigit arrays ATTO Cards
  • Finnur Bardarson Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 12:57 PM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    Shoot in 1280X720 mov. Go to the settings - render control - choose ProRes 422 instead of same as codec. Export QuickTime ProRes 422 or Pro Res 422 LT. Its is a bigger file than XDCam EX but the the final output is perfect. 1280X720 is the best option.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), FCS 7
  • Finnur Bardarson Level 2 Level 2 (195 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 2:31 PM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    Glad I could help. I own this great camcorder my self and I have after lot of reading come to this conclusion. After al,l this as "Final Cut Pro camcorder" as they call it and I love this camcorder.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), FCS 7
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 2:40 PM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    If your sequence is in that format you just use current settings. You check make self-contained if you want a high resolution master. LT i not available in v6.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (104,615 points)
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    Mar 31, 2011 3:04 PM (in response to Jerry Hicklin1)
    Depends on what you want, need, why you're exporting. Either one will produce good results.
    15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
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