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#1 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 05:27 AM

Hey guys,
Did a search didn't really find the answer I needed.
So I shot a music video with the 5D mark iii, all in 720p 60fps mode. I know you can conform the files in cinema tools to 60fps. Iv noticed though, you lose mbps after you conform them.
The questions is , should I not conform them and just slow them down in FCP?

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 08:51 AM

Normally I've used 5d to RGB for this.


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#3 Travis Gray

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

I've always used Cinematools for conforming, otherwise you have mixed FPS which will be a problem if you bring it over into color or something. Timecode gets all whacky.

 

I have noticed the mbps is different though, but I think that's by virtue of how it records. I typically shoot all 60fps stuff on an FS100 now, and I know it has to record that at a different mbps than standard 24fps. 


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#4 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Normally I've used 5d to RGB for this.

So you recon , i should go through 5dtoRGB and convert each file that i want to cut with, and set them i guess to apple proess proxy? then edit it in FCPx and output it at apple proress 422HQ? 


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

Correct. Using 5d to RBG you set them to 24P ProRes files.


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#6 Saba Mazloum

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:40 AM

Correct. Using 5d to RBG you set them to 24P ProRes files.

You recon i should edit with Proxy files then output them to HQ, that wont decrees the quality of the clips right? 


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#7 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

I don't see a reason why not to go right to ProRes422 and forget proxy. HQ may be overkill; but you should do a test to see what works best for you.


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