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  • NEX-FS100 Workflow

    Posted by Gerry Fraiberg on December 4, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Does anyone have any experience with the Sony NEX-FS100 on FCP X? Any problems with AVCHD? From what I’ve seen the picture is stunning. It would be nice to move to file based editing from HDV tape based. I’m now shooting on a Z5U, using FCP 7 to ingest tape.

    I have a few prime Nikon lenses that I held onto from the 35mm film and slide days: 24mm – f2.8, 35mm – f2.8, 50mm – f1.8, 85mm – f2, which would work with an adapter.

    – Gerry

    Neil Mcclure replied 12 years, 4 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • T. Payton

    December 4, 2011 at 5:10 am

    As an aside, HDV ingest from tape in FCP X is pretty fantastic, and for my workflow miles ahead of FCP 7. Create a “Camera Archive” for each HDV tape and it behaves just like file based footage.

    T. Payton
    OneCreative, Albuquerque

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    December 4, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Interesting. I haven’t tried HDV ingest through FCP X yet. I understand that HDV ingest creates files at camera stop points, rather than Batch capture of logged In & Out points. Then again, we can creat multiple Ins and Outs on a file by creating Favorites. I’ll have to give it a try.

  • Steve Connor

    December 4, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    FS100 works very well with FCPX, I wasn’t expecting much from the codec but it actually stands up very well. Use the “import camera archive” function in FCPX and it brings in the files very quickly, much faster than FCP7 does with AVCHD material.

    “My Name is Steve and I’m an FCPX user”

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    December 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks, Steve. This is just what I was hoping to hear. Now I’m off to the mall to talk to Santa about my wish list.

  • Tom Wolsky

    December 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    FCP works well with AVCHD. You can edit native H.264 in QuickTime or transcode to ProRes.

    All the best,


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  • Gerry Fraiberg

    December 4, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks Tom.

  • Neil Mcclure

    December 5, 2011 at 2:18 am

    While you can edit native AVHDC files, on my system the video stutters too much so I transcode to ProRes and while in theory you can start editing quickly, in practise you are better of waiting for the files to transcode as things do slow down quite a bit. This background processing is a bit of a furthy in my opinion. Other than that the FS100 and FCPX are not a bad match.

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