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  • Edit HD proxies offline as DV, then online HD, all in Premiere?

    Posted by Jack Kelly on April 21, 2005 at 4:25 pm


    The manual says it can be done… but doesn’t say how to do it! I want to edit an HD project off-line as a DV project (so I can edit in real-time) and then to conform edit the HD online. All in Premiere Pro 1.5.1. Anyone know how I can do this? I understand that I need to use the project manager, but I’m not sure how.

    To make things more complicated… half of my HD footage will be 10-bit log DPX files created by scanning super-16mm at 1920×1080. The other half of the HD footage will be HDV. We’ll finish the project on a “dual mode” DVD with a standard-def version and an HD version on the same DVD.

    It’s a 5 minute music video.

    Would I be better off on-lining in PPro, After Effects 6.5 or Combustion 4? The online will require me to colour correct and match the HDV footage with the 16mm, and maybe do a few bits of painting.

    Or should I edit in Avid Pro HD?!?

    Questions, questions…!!!

    Many thanks,

    Jack Kelly
    Dir / Prod / Camera

    Paul Carlin replied 19 years, 1 month ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Paul Carlin

    April 21, 2005 at 11:37 pm

    1) Create a DV project, capture using the camera/deck’s built-in DV downconversion and edit the offline. You will need to create DV proxys for the DPX footage.
    2) Use Project Manager to create an “offline” trimmed project with only the needed footage (plus handles).
    3) Batch capture the offline HDV footage.
    4) Import the DPX sequences (or transconverted files) and manually match them in. Remember to Interpret the correct frame rate.
    5) Color correct and output.

    The Premiere project will open in AE natively if you need to paint.

    You might want to look at the Color Finesse plug-in.

  • Jack Kelly

    April 22, 2005 at 10:54 am

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks a lot for your reply.

    I have one problem: I’m hiring the HDV camera for just the duration of the shoot (1 day) so I wont be able to batch-capture from the HDV camera. Is there a way for me to import the HDV footage without having to batch capture.

    For example: could I edit as DV in Premiere Pro, then export an EDL, then create a new project in PPro for the online and import the EDL? I’d make sure that the “online” and the “offline” files all have the same file names.

    One last question: can Premiere Pro handle 10-bit log DPX files?

    Thanks a lot,

    Jack Kelly
    Dir / Prod / Camera

  • Paul Carlin

    April 22, 2005 at 4:17 pm

    In theory, you should be able to “re-link” the DV clips to the HDV files. I have not tested this. Worse case scenario is that you manually match the footage. If using the EDL, the only things that matter are the reel name (Tape Name) and the Timecode.

    Premiere, to my knowledge, does not handle Cineon or DPX files. You will need to convert them in AE (Be sure to do a LOG to Linear conversion… Interpret Footage/More Options). You could create both HD and DV proxies at the same time (Don’t forget that you can have more than one output module!)

    You should assign unique start Timecode to the conversion comps in AE.

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