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HDCAM vs. HDCAM SR with the 7D


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#1 Matthew Hannam

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:23 AM

Hi there,

I'm starting work on a feature that will be shot on the Canon 7D. I am going to make HDCAM sub-masters of the footage from Final Cut Pro.

I am wondering if picture wise it makes any sense to master at HDCAM SR or if the H.264 footage is already so compressed that it wouldn't make a difference.

what do we think?
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#2 Logan McMillan

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:42 PM

master at HDCAM SR or if the H.264 footage is already so compressed that it wouldn't make a difference.


Sorry if this is covering what you already know. Just thought I'd share my 7D workflow - as I've been shooting with the 5 & now 7D for about a year now.

I hold onto the H.264 as a backup - but never edit with it as its clunky.

I transcode (through batch lists) all the footage into Apple ProRes 422. It's great for editing and the image quality is virtually loseless.

I use MPEG Streamclip (free) for all transcoding.

Hope that helps.
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