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  • EOS 7D file issue

  • Frank Day

    November 27, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I recently purchased an EOS 7D to get the better 1080P video with much more creative control. This camera saves its output as a .mov file. My first efforts went well and I had no problems with some short test videos. Two days ago I took some footage of a program at a school. I downloaded the program into final cut without difficulty. The problem comes when I try to do anything with it. I have tried to apply the smoothcam filter and the filter seems to apply just fine. But, there is the red line above the sequence in the time-line, meaning it needs to be rendered. If I try to render it, Final cut “unexpectely quits”. If I try to export it using quick time, Final Cut “unexpectely quits”. But, I can export it using Quicktime conversion. This makes no sense to me. Any thoughts?

  • Frank Day

    November 27, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Yes, I am sure it is H264. It was strange to me that it seemed to work (it may not have worked well, but worked) when I tried it out a week ago. It also seems strange that it will do smoothcam and output in quicktime conversion but not quicktime.

    Anyhow, I don’t have a problem using compressor to change the file type when I bring it in. I have just done that and am trying it (smooth cam is rendering as we speak, I converted it to an XDCAM1080p file, the only 1080p format I could find).

    Is what I did the best way of doing this conversion? Is there a format type you would recommend that I use to make this go smoothly.

  • Michael Gissing

    November 27, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Actually Dave, the 7D can be set for proper film and broadcast frame rates unlike the 5D which is stuck on 30.

    And Frank, if you search the forum for Canon 5D you will see that the issues of correct codec, frame rate and audio sample rate have been discussed ad nauseum.

  • Frank Day

    November 29, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Thanks. I have been doing a lot of reading and learning (or so I hope). It looks like Canon has corrected a lot of the problems with the 5D in the 7D as the the 30 fps is really a 29.97 in the 7D and similarly for the 24, 25, 50 and 60 fps settings seem to be more correct for most uses.

  • Michael Gissing

    November 30, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    [Dave LaRonde] “[Michael Gissing] “Actually Dave, the 7D can be set for proper film and broadcast frame rates unlike the 5D which is stuck on 30. ”

    Sure. It can also be set improperly.”

    Just like any professional camera. So one of your major complaints about Canon has been fixed. Sure there are many more issues to go.

    Nothing we can do about operator error but we can’t blame Canon if 7D footage is shot at the wrong rate.

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