HDCAM vs. HDCAM SR with the 7D
Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:23 AM
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?
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.