Latest post Thu, Feb 1 2018 3:57 PM by pierreh. 1 replies.
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)
Sort Posts: Previous Next
  • Thu, Feb 1 2018 2:40 PM

    • Fish
    • Top 200 Contributor
    • Joined on Sat, Oct 15 2005
    • Filet Post, Halifax NS
    • Posts 557
    • Points 6,770

    GH5 V-Log 4K 59.94 to 23.976 workflow

    So, I thought I’d share my methodology for dealing with GH5 footage.


    Typically I’m trying to get 4K footage shot at 59.94 with a V-Log profile into a 23.976 project.

    And I want that footage to playback at 23.976 (essentially the over-cranked look)


    So what seems to be working for me is using Adobe Media Encoder.

    I set up a template that encodes the footage as Quicktime MOVs @ Avid DNHR - HQX 4096x2160 (matching my Sony F5’s resolution).

    I drag the clips into AME, select all and right-click to choose Interpret footage.

    I then set the frame rate to 23.976.


    (Side note: the GH5 doesn’t record 4K-10bit at this high a frame rate. But I like to bump up the bit rate for colour correction later. Doesn’t hurt.)


    After encoding, I find that using the AMA option and transcoding in the background results in numerous failures.

    So, unfortunately, I have to drag and drop the MOV files into a bin (making sure my project isn’t set to a proxy 1/2 playback).

    And then I have to wait.

    This is typically an overnight exercise.


    After import I select all the clips and change the Source settings to apply a V-Log LUT adjustment.


    If anyone has more efficient ways to do this, I’m all ears and would love to hear your thoughts.

    2012 Westmere MacPro 2 x 2.66 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon) 6 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 MB As of Jan 2015 - OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) [view my complete system specs]

    AVID man, AVID fan (since 1993 with version 4.5 - before multiple tracks!) to solve my own problems and I try not to bother anyone unless I'm really stumped.

  • Thu, Feb 1 2018 3:57 PM In reply to

    • pierreh
    • Top 100 Contributor
    • Joined on Thu, Oct 13 2005
    • Paris, London
    • Posts 1,213
    • Points 14,690

    Re: GH5 V-Log 4K 59.94 to 23.976 workflow

    I've been on a 4K GH5 project (shot at 10bits, the GH5 can do it at 23.976fps) for a while. Enough of a while that it started before MC could even deal with those files.

    Best workflow so far has been to prepare proxy files with Davince Resolve - AMA link in MC, export an AAF to Resolve, transcode to DNxHD36 with baked-in LUT for editing. And once we'll be done with editing, we'll export an AAF to Resolve and use it to conform to the original footage.

    - Work: MacPro 2010 3.46Ghz 12 Cores 48Gig mem, int and ext Raids, Mojo DX, 10.12.6 - Home: MacBookPro 2.5Ghz quad-i7, 16Gig Mem and SSD OSX 10.9.5 [view my complete system specs]
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)

© Copyright 2011 Avid Technology, Inc.  Terms of Use |  Privacy Policy |  Site Map |  Find a Reseller