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  • Canon XH-A1 HD Work Flow

  • David Berrent

    July 28, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    I recently shot an event using the Canon XH-A1. The camera was set-up for HD 1080i 24p.

    I’m about to start importing tapes into Final Cut but I’m confused about the proper project set-up.

    A) HDV 1080i 50
    B) HDV 1080i 60
    C) HDV Apple Pro-Res 422 1080p24
    D) None of the above

    To add to the confusion, there were other tapes shot at the event with other cameras – some HD some SD. I’m not sure I want to use any of these tapes, but I’d like the option.

    Final product with be either a HD Quicktime and/or HD DVD.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • Chris Borjis

    July 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    do you mean 24f?

  • David Berrent

    July 28, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Yes. 24f.

  • Chris Borjis

    July 29, 2008 at 12:04 am

    If you have other HDV 1080i content to include then I would use “HDV 1080i” as your easy setup.

    That way you can mix the 24f with the 60i and not have any problems while retaining a sort of 24p look on the 24f footage.

  • David Berrent

    July 29, 2008 at 12:08 am

    There are two choices for 1080i 50 or 60. Which one?

    Thanks,
    DB

  • Will Griffith

    July 29, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Neither…

    Choose HDV-1080p24

    If you shot it in 24f then you need to use the progressive setting, not 1080i.

    Will Griffith
    Producer

  • Chris Borjis

    July 29, 2008 at 2:47 am

    [Will Griffith] “Neither…

    Choose HDV-1080p24

    If you shot it in 24f then you need to use the progressive setting, not 1080i.”

    the small problem there is that 24f throws away resolution/fields to attain that.

    I would agree but mixing it with 1080i could end up being a workflow problem. Capturing it all 1080i 60 or 50 should not pose any problem/complication.

    as for 60 or 50, you use whatever the footage was shot at.

  • David Berrent

    July 29, 2008 at 3:20 am

    Thanks, that helpful. The only problem now is Final Cut will not recognize the Canon when the project is set-up for HD. However, no problem with the Canon if it’s an SD project. Any thoughts?

    Best,
    David

  • Will griffith

    July 29, 2008 at 10:59 am

    [Chris Borjis (Borjis)]
    “the small problem there is that 24f throws away resolution/fields to attain that.”

    That’s not really the issue if you read the first post.
    He has already shot the footage and just needs to capture it.

    24f looses some resolution and you MUST use a Canon 24f playback device to even
    read the tape. No Sony deck, or anything else for that matter, will read it.

    If you want to be safe then use 60i/50i

  • Will griffith

    July 29, 2008 at 11:04 am

    [David Berrent]
    “The only problem now is Final Cut will not recognize the Canon when the project is set-up for HD”

    Refresh your video preview in FCP, restart, trash preferences, open and close iMovie with the A1 on, and then try getting up form your desk and dancing around on one foot. One of those solutions or a combination of a few will fix it. 🙂

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