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  • Thu, Dec 13 2018 11:39 PM

    • chawilk
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    XAVC-S Workflow

    Cheers,

    I'd very much appreciate some input on the workflow we're planning on using here to deal with XAVC-S footage from a Sony a6500.  The project is 1080 24p, Canon C100 A camera, Sony a6500 B camera.  It's a long feature length documentary with a great deal of footage.  Our experience with AMA has not been great on long projects, we have the power and storage space to edit with imported files. 

    - For the C100 footage we'll import DNxHD 175

    - For the Sony footage we'll AMA link, then transcode as DNxHD 175 and edit with the transcoded clips.

    - At the end of the day we'll export the project in highest quality, with handles for the post lab to color correct & process visual fx.

    Is this workflow going to afford the best quality possible given the source material?

    Thanks for the help.

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 8:42 AM In reply to

    Re: XAVC-S Workflow

    Last time I looked, I could't link to Canon 24P footage (C300). Better test or use a 3rd party transcoding method.

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 6:24 PM In reply to

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    Re: XAVC-S Workflow

    Hi Roger.  Yes, I found Avid could not import Canon C300 without external program transcoding, but the C100 is a straightforward AVCHD codec which imports fine.  It's the a6500 XAVC-S Sony footage I'm wondering about.

     

    Thanks

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 7:29 PM In reply to

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    Re: XAVC-S Workflow

    My camera is XAVC-S, and I can link and transcode just fine (actually I usually don't even transcode; most of what I do involves nothing but straight cuts and fades). Once pieced together, I output an AAF, do any color corrections in Resolve, and master from there.

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 7:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: XAVC-S Workflow

    Thanks Dave,

    Right, I have no problem either linking & transcoding the XAVC-S footage.  I'm just hoping to confirm that this is the best possible way to handle the material.

    Charles

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 8:59 PM In reply to

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    Re: XAVC-S Workflow

    If you're mixing it with other media, transcoding everything to a common format is best. Plus it get's rid of any occasional stuttering from the XAVC-S.

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  • Fri, Dec 14 2018 9:30 PM In reply to

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    Re: XAVC-S Workflow

    chawilk:

    Cheers,

    I'd very much appreciate some input on the workflow we're planning on using here to deal with XAVC-S footage from a Sony a6500.  The project is 1080 24p, Canon C100 A camera, Sony a6500 B camera.  It's a long feature length documentary with a great deal of footage.  Our experience with AMA has not been great on long projects, we have the power and storage space to edit with imported files. 

    - For the C100 footage we'll import DNxHD 175

    - For the Sony footage we'll AMA link, then transcode as DNxHD 175 and edit with the transcoded clips.

    - At the end of the day we'll export the project in highest quality, with handles for the post lab to color correct & process visual fx.

    Is this workflow going to afford the best quality possible given the source material?

    Thanks for the help.

    This seems like a very solid plan.  My only question, based on not knowing those cameras / codecs is are either of them making / recording 10 bit images?  If so you should be using the DNX 175x codec.  The "x" after 175 denotes 10bit.

    Jef

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