2 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 5:05 AM by AlanBruno
AlanBruno Level 1 (0 points)

I'm going to do a 2-camera shoot with a 7D and a Panny HPX170. I want the native 24P of the Panny but the 7D only shots 24P in 1080. Can I shoot with these two disparate settings and still edit on the same timeline in FPCX?


I have to say the handling of the vast array of formats by the new Final Cut impresses me, but can it do this?

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (114,475 points)

    You can, but something's going to have to render. Switch off background rendering. What format project you edit in is probably best determined by where you need to go. Also I would optimize the DSLR media on import.

  • AlanBruno Level 1 (0 points)

    Sounds good. Thanks.


    On further thinking, tho, I should also ask if this is the best way to combine the product of these two cameras?


    I'm actually borrowing a friend's 170 and in doing some testing I did some side-by-sides, out-putted that from a timeline for playing through iTunes on my (Apple) TV. The 170's 1080 footage was inCREDibly...gosh, what's the word?...interlace-y. Just shooting a person a la interview-situation and capturing their minor side-to-side motion while seatred resulted in a strangely high degree of horizontal video scan lines. Ergo I figured it best to keep the 170 at 720 to utilize the native progressive (and the 7D only shoots 24P in 1080).