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  • alban egger

    July 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    We are shooting 9 days and need to output for networks 2 weeks after. Check it out.

  • Greg Jones

    July 8, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Good Luck.

    Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

  • Craig Seeman

    July 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Please do post anything you find working with XDCAM EX and also doing so in a mixed codec environment. People in the COW XDCAM EX forum may find this interesting.

    You mentions “transcoding” I assuming you’re just re-wrapping to XDCAM EX .mov. Are you using FCPX “Optimized Media” to transcode to ProRes while importing?

  • alban egger

    July 9, 2011 at 4:43 am

    Yes, we do just re-wrap. Sorry for the wrong terminology.

    In FcpX at import we “Copy to Events Folder”.

    We then create a backup for the original files and a seperate backup for the “Event” and” Project” by dragging the directories in the finder to other drives.

  • Craig Seeman

    July 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    In FCPX Preferences Import
    Do you have Create Optimized Media selected?
    That would result in the files being transcoded to ProRes.

    In fact that would have a major impact on a project like yours given the mixed codecs. If you “stay native” (don’t have the above enabled) you might slow down the editing process if the computers have to decode H.264 and XDCAM EX simultaneously in real time.

  • Tony Silanskas

    July 10, 2011 at 5:19 am

    And I’d love to hear how FCPX reacts to a ton of XDCAM EX footage since FCP 7 was always unstable with those large projects.


  • Tony Brittan

    July 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Is that an iPad being used as a second monitor for your browser in one of those shots?

  • alban egger

    July 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    We posted a new entry, finally have internet again.
    This entry is a lot about features we like and features that missing or not as we would like them for our working-speed.

    There will be a clip soon.
    We are well over 1500 clips that have probably turned into 7.000 keyword items already after 30% of the shoot.
    We are mixing XDCam, DVCProHD, h.264 (DSLR, GoPro), framerates from 25 to 60 and edit on relatively old Macbooks at 1080p…….so far so good.

  • alban egger

    July 13, 2011 at 3:47 am

    yes, we use ipads as secondary monitors.

    here is stage 1….

    tonight we upload stages 2-4.

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  • Tony Brittan

    July 13, 2011 at 10:56 am

    That’s pretty cool. What app do you use to turn the iPad into a second monitor and is it easy to move your browser over there?

    Tony Brittan

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