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ProRes 422 - plain 'Proxy' 'LT' or 'HQ? (and joining AVCHD clips)

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TomBliss Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 10, 2013 4:01 AM

Which is best when converting AVCHD files in MPEG Streamclip for FCP7 please?


Also, what do people reccommend for joining up AVCHD clips?


Streamclip offers this in the bach list, but then throws up error messages when I try it.


iMovie seems to do it - so importing to iMovie > joining > exporting to Streamclip > importing to FCP looks like on option, but time-consuming


Then there's


Which is recommended, please - or is there something better.





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  • pjrails Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)


    I just use Log and Transfer (Cmd +Shift+8) in FCP 7 to do this, The camera is conected to Mac via USB and all works fine.

    Just remember to set you scratch discs up before you connect the camera to the Mac.

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)

    Confused by what you mean by "joining up the clips?"  This streamclip function is only really useful when converting DVD files-- it stitches together all the various VOB files into a coherent program.


    As noted by pjrails, the log and transfer function is really optimal for this workflow.  you'll note that the prores files are a lot larger than the avchd files.  Here's what I do


    1. Archive the card files, ALWAYS maintaining the complete card structure

    2.  Open a project and use log and transfer, set to the prores flavor of your choice.  9 times out of 10 proresLT will do just fine.

    3  When the project is complete, you can delete the prores media.

    4 If you ever need to reconstruct the program for changes or additions, simply open the project, lasso the offline clips and re-transfer.


    You can't as easily do this if you've used another program to arrive at your editing files.


    Shane Ross has a nice tutorial for tapeless workflow somewhere around here.  Try the search function.

  • Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)

    View>browser items>pick a size

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,375 points)

    In the FCP browser, control-click on an empty area and from the drop down menu choose View As Large Icons.Final Cut ProScreenSnapz001.png



  • Jim Cookman Level 7 Level 7 (23,435 points)

    You and your fancy control-clicks...

  • Meg The Dog Level 6 Level 6 (9,375 points)

    Hey, I'm lazy, and since the mouse was already in the area . . . .




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