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#1 Marwan Asad

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:45 AM

Hello

We're shooting a super 16mm music video soon, We will do the grading at the Lab during Telecine. Now, since we're transferring to DigiBeta, How do I do the online on Final Cut Pro? Which project setting should be used?

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 08:52 AM

Hello

We're shooting a super 16mm music video soon, We will do the grading at the Lab during Telecine. Now, since we're transferring to DigiBeta, How do I do the online on Final Cut Pro? Which project setting should be used?

THanks..



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#3 Bernhard Zitz

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 09:32 AM

How do you get the footage on your harddrive and how back to tape after editing? And what kind of harddrive is it?
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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:19 AM

Here's the thing... if you're asking the question then you'll probably be editing in DV format. To do anything else (like uncompressed) in Final Cut you'll need a system setup to handle it. If you are setup for DV then the easiest thing is to copy your digiBeta master to miniDV and bring it in through a miniDV camcorder. If you're not color correcting or doing any compositing you'll probably be fine.

The best way to handle it is to have a system setup for uncompressed editing which would involve a disk array and a fast computer. If you have this then you can go to a post house and have them bring in your digiBeta master to an uncompressed Quicktime codec; the Blackmagic one is popular, you'll just have to download it from the Blackmagic web site.

If you go the DV route, have the post house copy to miniDV WITH TIMECODE (so the miniDV tape matches your digiBeta's timecode) so if you later have a chance to have your video on MTV (or whoever actually plays videos now) you can spend some money and re-cut easily it from the digiBeta master in a suite setup to handle it.
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#5 Cameron Trejo

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:37 AM

Will,

When you say "disk array" are you recommending some sort of raid configuration? If so what do you recommend?

We just wrapped on a music video of Kalai produced by Dagen Merrill - all shot on Super 16 in 1.85. We plan on cutting on a Mac Pro 2.66 Dual Core with 3 internal 500 GB drives installed. It handles 8 bit uncompressed very well - and we're hoping the same for the 10 bit uncompressed as well.

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