10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 30, 2009 8:27 AM by Doug Mokaren
Malcolm Hamilton Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
hi there,
I have to recommend a small HD camera to a friend. She wants something that's easy to carry around, and gets good visuals, 16x9 format. Whoever edits the stuff will want something other than AVCHD, in my opinion. Maybe I'm wrong about that, but I just shot a few hours with an AVCHD camera as my second unit, and it took (I don't want to exaggerate) I would say about nine hours to convert to QuickTime (via Voltaic).
Now, I'm coming from Avid... pretty new to FCP. Maybe AVCHD is handled faster and better with FCP? Maybe I can skip the Voltaic step?
I'd love to hear about this.
I would also love a recommendation for a camera for my friend, who'd leaving for Africa on Wednesday. The Flip Mino HD records 1280x720, H.264, MP4. Is it good? Easy to work with in FCP?

Thanks, Malcolm

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