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- March 21, 2011 at 4:16 PM #47313AnonymousInactive
I am editing a wedding that was shot with two cameras: Panasonic hmc150
and a Canon consumer grade. Camera A footage was shot in 60p and camera
B was shot in 60i. Does anyone have any suggestions on the workflow in Final Cut Pro
7? I have done some research but would like as many suggestions as
possible. The final output will be to DVD and some highlights from the
wedding will be posted on line to vimeo. Thanks in advance and happy
Can you just run the project in 60i, edit the two cams simultaneously, and save the whole thing in 60i? (60p WILL downconvert)
Why didn’t you just pick a frame rate to work with BEFORE you started shooting? Ya know, like professionals do…
If you want to avoid having to render while you edit, covert your 60p to 60i using Compressor. Make sure the frame size of all your footage is consistent as well.
Sometimes, Rob, even we professionals, as perfect as we like to perceive ourselves, don’t do it right, get it right and even occasionally make a mistake or misjudgment .. those of us who aren’t inhuman, that is.
I agree, Earl. Sometimes we don’t do it right, and maybe I shouldn’t be so rude, but this mistake happens way too much. The fact is, it’s a basic issue. It’s no more complex than remembering to take off the lens cap. Ya pick a format and you stick to it.
Too often are people grabbing any old camera and recording 720p60 DVCPro HD, then they get their buddy to shoot and he records 1080i60 XDCam, then they get another buddy to shoot 24p H.264 with a DSLR, then they get their nephew to record DV, then right before they walk out the door, they pick up a PAL camera. This isn’t a mistake, it’s plain carelessness. The good ol’ “hey, I’ll fix it in post” attitude.
I hear you, and there is a prevalence of “laziness” in the video world that often is tolerated beyond reality. So I totally know where you’re coming from and the frustration you feel when that persistence shows up on forum posts. However, it behooves us as professionals with common sense, knowledge and expertise, and professional maturity, to try and admonish without beating somebody up.
Your posts often come across a bit “rude” and blunt, and that’s your style, but it just seems would be simpler to state the obvious in a more forgiving manner at times rather than alienate people coming into video by leaving the impression those of us who have run the gauntlet carry an attitude of superiority over “ignorant newbies” when we started somewhere at the bottom ourselves.
I’ve learned much from your factual input, however, and would prefer to hear what you have to say regardless of how sweet you sound 😉