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  • Quick question about import settings

  • Joe Severino

    July 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    I shot an event with 2 different mini DV cameras (a panasonic and a canon) I imported the footage to FCP 7 via FireWire using the DV/DVCPRO codec. I know I need to go into color to color correct the footage. Would I see any benefit in my renders in color if I reimport the footage using either a ProRes codec or an uncompressed codec (8-bit or 10-bit) via the FireWire port or importing analog from my Blackmagic Intensity Pro card using a similar codec? or should I just do what I can with the codec I already imported the footage at, and hope that I don’t get too much noise with the render in Color

    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Dual Quad Core
    14GB RAM
    NVIDIA 8800 GT
    Blackmagic Intensity Pro
    OS X 10.6.3 (Clean Instal)
    Final Cut Studio 3 (Clean Instal)
    Logic Studio (Clean Instal)

  • Kevin Monahan

    July 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Switch Sequence Settings to ProRes if you are not going back to DV Tape, leave it at DV if you plan to record back to tape. I like ProRes LT for this.

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  • Joe Severino

    July 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I wont add any artifacting from the render by changing my sequence render setting as opposed to a fresh import or sending the files through compressor to change them?

    Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Dual Quad Core
    14GB RAM
    NVIDIA 8800 GT
    Blackmagic Intensity Pro
    OS X 10.6.3 (Clean Instal)
    Final Cut Studio 3 (Clean Instal)
    Logic Studio (Clean Instal)

  • Michael Gissing

    July 6, 2010 at 1:15 am

    You could do a test comparing DV into Color and let it render to ProRes versus Compressor conversion before grade, but my gut feeling is that Color does a great job of rendering the DV footage out as either ProRes or uncompressed. It is quicker to do it in Color if you are happy with the quality.

    In SD I don’t bother with ProRes as uncompressed SD is easy to manage. The only catch is that Color leaves the field order as lower in the uncompressed or ProRes file which is a nuisance in PAL, but easily corrected with a flip field filter on all shots.

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