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  • Will the XDCAM Transfer Application allow me to convert to ProRes

     Don Greening updated 7 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 3 Posts
  • Paul Dougherty

    August 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I’m told that FCP 7 doesn’t work with 4K XAVC.

    Will the XDCAM Transfer Application allow me to convert to ProRes or should I just be happy with Apple XDCAM 422 (the default) which is a form of ProRes?

    Thanks,

    Paul

  • Ian Cook

    August 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    No, our plugins do not transcode to ProRes. Upon import to FCP/conversion to .mov they only re-wrap the MPEG-2 XDCAM video. If you need ProRes you can use Compressor or FCP on the Transfer-generated .mov files. The XDCAM codecs perform well in FCP so it will depend on what you prefer or if you have to work in ProRes for other reasons.

    JFYI the Apple implementations of the XDCAM codecs are not a form of ProRes. They are very different codecs with different profiles.

    Hope this helps..

  • Don Greening

    August 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    [Paul Dougherty] “I’m told that FCP 7 doesn’t work with 4K XAVC”

    That’s because Apple officially stopped supporting FCP7 over 3 years ago. Even though FCP7 is “dead” lots of folks, including me, still use it.

    – Don

    Don Greening
    A Vancouver Video Production Company
    Reeltime Videoworks
    http://www.reeltimevideoworks.com

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