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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 5:04 AM

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    P2 project format choices

    To work with DVCProHD am I limited to 1080 60i or 720 24p?

     

    In other words if they want to shoot 1080 24p, will I be transcoding all

    this footage (3 cams) onto my arrays?

     

    Or can I offline 1080 24p P2 footage

    in a 720p project without having to import/transcode?

     

    If the above is possible, how will I output 1080 for color grading?

     

    Thanks for any advice.  Really trying to avoid long importing if possible.

     

     

  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 6:21 AM In reply to

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    Re: P2 project format choices

    Apologies, but I'm reposting to make sure I'm

    asking the right question.

     

    If they shoot the Panasonic 1080 24p, Having looked at this document (http://www.24p.com/HVX200_1.htm)

    I understand that I will work in a 1080i Avid project.  My confusion is this:

    Will this scenario require me to import/transcode to DNxHD or can I mount the volume with

    the P2 media and have at it (with the 1080 24p HVX files in a 1080i project)

    Thanks very much for any help here.

     

     

  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 6:32 AM In reply to

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    Re: P2 project format choices

    You should be able to mount the P2 media and have at it immediately in a 1080i/59.94 project

    --Evan

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  • Wed, Nov 11 2009 1:40 PM In reply to

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    Re: P2 project format choices

    Thanks for the reply.  Now I've got a bit more they're tossing into the mix.

     

    A 3 cam shoot, 2 HVX and one Canon D7 (24p).  So if I choose

    use a 1080i 59.94 project, will I have any issues with the Canon ftg.

     

    My assumption is no, as I'll have to transcode the footage anyway

    and in doing so, I'll simply be adding pulldown to the Canon 24p stuff

    on the way in.

     

    I'm still a bit confused about the output for color-grading in this scenario.

  • Thu, Nov 12 2009 7:01 AM In reply to

    • Evan Schiff
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    Re: P2 project format choices

    I've never used a D7 (although I will have after we shoot some b-roll on Sunday!), but I think you're right that you should just be able to add pulldown during the transcode out of H.264.

    Not sure on the best grading workflow, I guess it depends in part on your delivery spec and what system you're planning to grade on.

     

    On a side note, is 1080i/59.94 your delivery spec? I just ask cause if you have the option to shoot and finish at 23.98, you could also consider shooting 720/24pN and then upres it by working in a 1080p/23.976 project. There's no transcoding required for 720/24pN HVX footage to work in a 1080p project either, and of course your 7D footage would still need to be transcoded, but you'd save having to add pulldown and work in an interlaced project.

    Or, you can shoot 1080/24p on the HVX and use Raylight MXFX to remove your pulldown for import into a 1080p/23.976 Avid project, but that requires a bit of time for Raylight to process each P2 card folder before you import it into Avid.

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