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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 12:25 AM

    • jasonsaro
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    Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    Hi all, have a question about Canon's VHIA HF10 camera and MC 2.8.4 and 3.0. 

    I have a client that brought in a bunch of the compact flash cards that contain his footage on them.  I have the camera also, but there is no firewire output on it.  There is only a USB 2.0.  I see that these cameras record in the AVCHD codec, and i am wondering how to get the media into avid. 

    Is it an import?  Conversion to MXF? Conversion to QT? 

    Any help on a workflow would be great. 

     

    My system specs are here:

    HP 8200 - MC 3.0

    Local G-Raid storage - 4tb.

     

    Another system it would be on is a:

    HP 8000 - MC 2.8.4

    Local G-Raid storage - same 4 TB - drives would just be swapped between the two rooms.

     

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Jay

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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 1:03 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 1:04 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    If you have Adobe Media Encoder (I use CS4) it has a very effective conversion from AVCHD to P2 format.  Then you can bring the media in from a virtual P2 drive.  The Avid treats the files just like the P2 format and it is quick.  I haven't used it, but MPEG Streamclip may let you convert the mts to qt with avid codec.

     

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    Just curious, what preset did you use in CS4 Media Encoder?

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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 3:59 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    thanks guys, ill look this over in the morning and ill report back.  Thanks again.

     

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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 4:05 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    timcappalli:

    Just curious, what preset did you use in CS4 Media Encoder?

    I used the P2 Movie format and the preset was "DVCPROHD 720P 24" and I imported it into my Avid Project which was 720p 23.976 DVCPro HD Raster.

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  • Tue, Dec 30 2008 4:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    Thanks, didn't see it. I think I'm going to stick with converting to DNx though because of the full raster size as opposed to the 1280 or whatever that the DVCProHD is limited to. One thing I noticed is that when I converted it to DNx in Adobe Media Converter, it was 2.18gb in size and when I did it in TMPGEnc, it was only 1.2ish.

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  • Wed, Dec 31 2008 1:22 AM In reply to

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    Re: Canon VHIA HF10 - AVCHD and Avid

    I ran some more tests and it appears that the P2 Movie export feature from Adobe's Media Encoder doesn't like it when you try to change the frame rate from the original shoot frame rate.  This is a major drawback.  I will try the DNxHD codec...  Did you notice a difference in detail or color when you compared the visual quality of the Adobe Media Encoder vs. the TMPGEnc?

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